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PPP & Sindh Government Absent at Kashmir Hour

The Pakistan People’s Party’s leadership and the Sindh government remained absent at the Kashmir Hour, called by the PTI-led government to exhibit solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Sindh government did not respond to the PTI-led government’s call to commemorate Kashmir hour in solidarity with the Kashmiri struggle for freedom. The PPP-led Sindh government did not organize any rally or demonstration for Kashmir Hour.

Media reports reveal that Information Minister Saeed Ghani commented that the PPP does not believe in undertaking any showcase initiatives. Sources reveal that no demonstrations were staged at the Sindh Chief Minister’s House, Sindh Assembly, Bilawal House, Zardari House or the People’s Secretariat during the Kashmir Hour.

The PPP leader claimed that the Imran Khan-led government merely wants to use the issue of Kashmir for its own political agendas, while intensifying its campaign of political victimization against the opposition.

Opposition absent at Kashmir Hour

Sindh Minister for Information and Labour, Saeed Ghani, said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi have failed to highlight the Kashmir issue and turn it into an international dispute. He observed that the PTI leadership has failed to effectively address the issue of Kashmir, and has a great deal to learn from the statements of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

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Saeed Ghani said, “The government’s policy on Kashmir has failed to highlight the Kashmiri cause on international forum, while they continue to accuse the opposition of not working by their side.”

The PPP leader claimed that the Imran Khan-led government merely wants to use the issue of Kashmir for its own political agendas, while intensifying its campaign of political victimization against the opposition. He maintained that the Pakistan People’s Party has a historic relationship with the Kashmir cause and has been responsible for highlighting it across international forums over the years.

PPP leader Abdul Qadir Patel stressed that the PPP has called for a joint meeting of the parliament however, the government failed to respond to this call. He stressed that the Kashmiri causes can only be highlighted through diplomatic initiatives. Abdul Qadir Patel said, “Diplomatic warfare is of more significance than weapons.”

Sindh Minister for Information and Labour, Saeed Ghani, said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi have failed to highlight the Kashmir issue and turn it into an international dispute.

The PPP leaders observed that the Pakistan People’s Party will carry out demonstrations and rallies on 6th September to observe Defence Day in solidarity with the Kashmiri struggle for freedom. Sources reveal that the rally will begin from the tower and conclude at the press club.

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Sindh in Solidarity with Kashmir

Many across Twitter and other social media forums raised the question of the absence of PPP Chairman and his party leaders on the important occasion of Kashmir Hour, when the entire Pakistani nation came to a standstill and millions poured onto the streets to express solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren.

Nevertheless, people of Sindh from all walks of life, including students, academicians, institutions and politicians, responded to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call on Kashmir Hour.

The people of Karachi came out of their schools, offices and homes in large numbers, taking to the street with Kashmiri and Pakistani flags.

Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail, addressed a rally at Mazaar-e-Quaid, appealing to the international community to break its silence on the atrocities committed against the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

The Mayor of Karachi also attended demonstrations and addressed a rally organized for Kashmir solidarity. He reiterated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s warning to India, the Mayor of Karachi said, “India should not underestimate us. The entire Pakistani nation stands with Kashmir.”

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