ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the occasion of Eid paid tribute to the people of India-held Kashmir ‘who have sacrificed their third generation at the hands of Indian forces’, Radio Pakistan reported.
PM Nawaz’s statement on Tuesday comes as anti-India protesters clash with security forces in IHK despite imposition of a curfew in the region on Eid for the first time in nearly three decades.
The premier congratulated the nation on the occasion of Eid and called on Pakistanis to remember suppressed segments of society.
“This day reminds all Muslims about unity, brotherhood and sacrifices,” he said. “The same spirit is needed for the uplift and development of the country on the basis of our national interests.”
Eid teaches us to forget our personal, sectarian and factional interests and shun the attitude of extremism, the PM said, calling for sacrifice, tolerance, brotherhood and moderation to become a part of daily affairs.
Earlier today police in Shikarpur foiled two suicide attacks targeting an Eid gah and an imambargah.