Jitendra Singh slams Pakistan, says liberating PoK is the only outstanding issue with Islamabad

The government on Sunday strongly reacted to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's remark on Kashmir's 'freedom', saying the 'only outstanding issue is how to liberate part of J&K which is under illegal occupation of Islamabad.'

PTI August 14, 2016 18:36:35 IST
Jitendra Singh slams Pakistan, says liberating PoK is the only outstanding issue with Islamabad

New Delhi: The government on  Sunday strongly reacted to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's remark on Kashmir's "freedom", saying the "only outstanding issue is how to liberate part of J&K which is under illegal occupation of Islamabad."

Jitendra Singh slams Pakistan says liberating PoK is the only outstanding issue with Islamabad

Union minister Jitendra Singh. PIB

Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said, "Our stand is very clear in the context of J&K issue. If at all there is any outstanding issue with Pakistan it is how to liberate the part of J&K which remains under illegal occupation of Islamabad after 60-65 years of Indpendence and make it a part of J&K and part of the Indian Union. Whatever goes on in Islamabad and on behalf of Pakistani authorities is a reflection of confusion and frustration they suffer from," he said.

Earlier in the day, while participating in Pakistan's Independence Day celebrations at its High Commission Basit said, "Pakistan will continue to extend its full diplomatic, political and moral support to the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir till they get their right to self determination."

He went on to say, "As far as Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, we are dedicating this year's Indepedence Day to the freedom of Kashmir. And we firmly believe that the sacrifices made by the people of Jammu and Kashmir will not go in vain."

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