Prime Minister Imran Khan has said no force can stop the Kashmiri people to get freedom from the cruel clutches of India.
Addressing Azadi Parade on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day of Gilgit, in Gilgit on Friday, he said Narendra Modi has played his last card by revoking the special status of the occupied territory on the 5th August. He said the oppressive regime of Modi has imposed a cruel curfew in occupied Kashmir over the last three months and millions of people have been confined to their homes by nine hundred thousand Indian troops.
He said India will see the spirit and more resolve of the Kashmiri people for freedom once it lifts the curfew in the valley.
Imran Khan said the Pakistani nation stands by Kashmiri brethren. He said he is the ambassador and spokesperson of the Kashmiri people and will plead their case at every forum.
Paying tributes to the valiant freedom struggle of the people of Gilgit against Dogra regime, the Prime Minister noted if they have not fought that war they too probably would have been facing the oppression of the Modi regime today.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan will be uplifted as per the principles of the State of Madina. He said Pakistan is a great gift of God and it is the first country which was carved out in the name of Islam. He said we will make this country a glorious example for the world by following the principles of the state of Madina.
The Prime Minister said that the country has been opened for tourism. Visa for the citizens of seventy countries has been abolished and they can get the visa on arrival at the airports.
Alluding to the immense beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan, the Prime Minister was confident that now more tourists will be visiting the region which will bring prosperity and ensure a brighter future for its people.
He said that Gilgit-Baltistan is also a gateway to the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor project which will bring development in this area in the days ahead.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister also greatly appreciated the efforts and sacrifices of the Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Governor Gilgit Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon thanked Prime Minister visit Gilgit on eve of Independence Day.
Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman said that people of Gilgit Baltistan will not avoid any sacrifice for the defense of their motherland.
He also reiterated GB people’s support with Kashmiris.