ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi here on Saturday said that China decided to fully support Pakistan’s stance on Indian occupied Kashmir without any reservation.
Addressing a media about his China visit, the foreign minister said that Beijing extended its full support to Pakistan’s decision to go to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against India’s recent move to strip occupied Kashmir of its special status through a presidential decree.
FM Qureshi said that China against proved to be a true friend of Pakistan and added that Beijing considered the recent Indian move unilateral. The foreign minister said that he conveyed Pakistan’s viewpoint on Kashmir during his meetings with Chinese leadership.
“China informed its representative in UN for consultations and both the countries nominates the DG level officer in the ministry for coordination.
The minister said that Pakistani nation will observe Independence Day
in solidarity with the Kashmiri people
and 15 August will be observed as black day. “Prime Minister Imran Khan to present the case of Kashmiris before the UN,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Indian police used tear gas and pellets to disperse at least 10,000 Kashmiri people protesting Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights
for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar on Friday, a police official and two witnesses said.
The demonstration soon after Friday prayers was the largest since authorities locked down the revolt-torn region five days ago, cutting off telephone and internet services and detaining more than 500 political and other leaders.
India this week had scrapped occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s right to frame its own laws and allowed non-residents to buy property there.
A large group of people gathered in Srinagar’s Soura area. The crowd was pushed back by police at Aiwa bridge, where a witness said tear gas and pellets were used against them.
“Some women and children even jumped into the water,” a witness said at Srinagar’s Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, where pellet victims were admitted.