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Pakistan PM invokes Burhan Wani again, calls him a 'charismatic leader'

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again hailed Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani describing him a "vibrant and charismatic leader". Sharif while addressing an International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir in Islamabad, called for an end
India TV News Desk Islamabad January 05, 2017 14:09 IST
India TV News Desk

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again hailed Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani describing him as a "vibrant and charismatic leader".

Sharif while addressing an International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir in Islamabad, called for an end to the "continued suffering" of generations in Kashmir.

The world needs to tell India that "enough is enough" with regard to its policy towards Kashmir, Dawn newspaper quoted Sharif as saying.

Sharif's comment is likely to invite ire of India, which has earlier slammed Pak PM for his warm words for Wani at his UN speech and described it as an act of "self-incrimination" by Pakistan.

Referring to Burhan Wani as a "vibrant and charismatic leader", he said that his "martyrdom has become a rallying point for the freedom loving people".

He claimed that "a promise was made to Kashmir 70 years ago, not only by Pakistan and the United Nations, but also by India to recognise the people's right to self-determination".

He also spoke about the efforts made to highlight the plight of the Kashmiri people at international fora and told the conference that Pakistan would continue to support the struggle of the people in the region.

Sharif while addressing a joint session of Parliament in October last year had praised Wani, drawing a strong reaction from India which said this shows Pakistan's attachment to terrorism.

He had also praised the militant during his address to the UN General Assembly on September 21, describing him as a "young leader".

 

PTI inputs