J&K is disputed area, we support Kashmiris in their just struggle: Gen Bajwa

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MUZAFFARABAD: In order to boost the morale of troops deployed at LoC and nearby posts on Sunday, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited Line of Control in Puna Sector, inspected preparedness and spent Eid with them.

While talking to troops, Gen Bajwa targeted India and said that Jammu & Kashmir is a disputed area and India is bent upon to change the ethnicity and population ratio in Jammu & Kashmir and rehabilitating Hindu community there. “Since August 2019, the Indian Government has taken drastic measures to achieve its goals and can attack Pakistan but we are ready to give befitting response to its every move”, he stated.

MUZAFFARABAD: General Bajwa talking to troops at the LoC on Sunday, the Eid day

Gen Bajwa referred the government measures and said that our civilian government is fully capable to tackle the challenge on political ground. “We are fully alert at borders and our government is fully active on political front”; Gen Bajwa emphasised and added that Pakistan is supporting Kashmiris in their just struggle.

According to a ISPR statement, Gen Bajwa offered Eid prayers at the front line and “prayed for peace, progress & prosperity of Pak in these difficult times particularly seeking Allah’s blessings for the nation to overcome Covid 19 pandemic”.

Bajwa lauded the troops for their professionalism, operational preparedness, befitting response to CFVs from across the border and morale in the face of evolving challenges. Performing ones duty away from home even on such festive occasions is a soldier’s pride and we shall continue to do so with utmost commitment and unflinching resolve, he emphasised.
According to the statement, “Pakistan Army is observing Eid solemnly in solidarity with Kashmiris under Indian occupation particularly since 5th August 19 illegal, inhumane lockdown & ensuing atrocities being committed by Indian forces”.

Gen Bajwa told the troops that India is trying to shift the global attention away from worsening humanitarian crisis and violence in J&K to LOC by targeting innocent civilians across the Line. “Kashmir is a disputed territory and any attempt to challenge the disputed status including any political cum military thought related to aggression will be responded with full national resolve and military might. Disturbing the strategic stability matrix in South Asia can lead to dire consequences which are now beyond imagination”, he was of the view.

“Pakistan Army is fully alive to the threat spectrum and will remain ever ready to perform its part in line with national aspirations”, Bajwa reiterated, expressing hope that international community will weigh in to ensure freedom of movement for UNMOGIP operations inside J&K, as ensured by Pakistan in AJK, so that the tragic consequences of ongoing atrocities and inhumane clampdown inside occupied territory is reported to the United Nations Security Council and the world at large.

PM dedicates

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday extended special Eid greetings to what officially was stated the “oppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir facing subjugation by the Indian occupation forces. “Wishing a special Eid Mubarak to Kashmiris in IOJK, and admiration for their patience and courage during the inhumane lockdown and continuing oppression by Indian Occupation forces,” Imran Khan said in a tweet which is a routine source.

Imran Khan had also advised the nation to observe this Eid in a “different manner from the usual celebratory style. First, let us think of and pray for all those families who have been deprived of their loved ones by the plane crash tragedy and all those who have lost their lives to COVID19,” he said.

Moreover, he asked the people to observe the SOPs in place for COVID19.
“The disease is with us and social distancing must be strictly observed throughout the Eid holidays, including during Eid prayers. May Allah bless our nation,” he remarked.

President dedicates

President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday dedicated his Eid to all the poor people trying to make a living in COVID-19 situation as well as the doctors and nurses struggling to protect the nation. In a tweet, the president also dedicated the day to the coronavirus patients and those who lost their lives.

The president, who had announced to offer Eid prayer at his home as part of social distancing measure to contain COVID-19, dedicated Eid to Kashmiris enduring ‘Indian atrocities’, Indian Muslims suffering Islamophobia, to the Palestinians and to other Muslim refugees in various parts of the world.

He also urged all the Pakistanis to observe social distancing, wear masks, wash their hands to ensure safety of themselves as well as their family and friends from exposure to the pandemic. “Inshallah, Pakistan will emerge stronger,” he remarked.