Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information & Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday visited Mushaal Hussein Mullick, wife of detained Hurriyat leader and chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik at her residence in Sector F-11 and paid tributes to the martyrs of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) who are carrying out epic struggle against the occupying Indian forces.
Firdous’ visit took place in the backdrop of the BJB government’s recent action of revoking Article 370 of the Constitution stripping Kashmir of its special status.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan who was accompanied by parliamentarians, members of civil society and national and international media assured Mushaal Mullick Pakistani people and the government would not leave the Kashmiri brothers and sisters of the IHK in this difficult hour and would continue to support them for their rightful and just stance.
PM’s Special Adviser particularly mentioned Yasin Malik one of the leaders of the freedom struggle and husband of Mushaal Mullick and condemned the Indian authorities for keeping him in inhuman conditions.
Pakistani government fully understands the plight of the Kashmiri people and the leaders of the Movement for the Freedom of Kashmir and will highlight their issue on all the international forums, said she.
The fact that Parliament of Pakistan in a joint session earlier in the day condemned Indian act of revoking special status for Kashmir gave further importance to Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan’s visit.
While talking to media on the occasion, Firdous Ashiq Awan said not only Pakistan but the countries of the region also rejected the Indian parliament’s act and every Pakistani feels and shares their loss.
She paid glowing tributes to the mothers, daughters and sisters of Kashmiris who are voicing their concerns over increasing incidents of the Indian forces’ crime against humanity.
Mushaal Mullick while thanking the Special Assistant to PM on Information & Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Indian government’s act of revoking special status for Kashmir is in fact an act of terrorism and Kashmiris would resist it by tooth and nail.
Kashmiri people in the IHK are passing through defining phase of their life, she said. Indian government has posed serious challenge to their existence and all their efforts to live a peaceful, independent life are being frustrated by the occupying Indian forces.
She said Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan raised issue of Kashmir with US President Donald Trump and for that she was grateful to him.
About her husband Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik she said he was being kept in solitary confinement in the notorious Tihar Jail of India. He is languishing in a dark cell and there are serious threat to his life, she said.
Yasin Malik’s health is deteriorating and if something happened to him, Prime Minister Modi would be responsible of that, she said.