Islamabad: Pakistan is waiting for the day Kashmir becomes its part, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said today after his party PML-N swept PoK’s legislative assembly elections.
Addressing a public gathering in Muzaffarabad, Sharif said, “We are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes (part of) Pakistan.”
In his first public address following his return from London after an open-heart surgery in May, Sharif urged Kashmiris “not to forget those in Kashmir who are sacrificing their lives for their movement for freedom”.
“Their movement for freedom cannot be stopped and it will be successful. You are aware of how they are being beaten and killed. All our prayers are with them and we are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes (part of) Pakistan,” Sharif was quoted as saying by Dawn News.
PML-N is set to form the next government in PoK as the unofficial results of the election for 41 direct seats of the legislative assembly yesterday suggested a landslide victory for the party.
“I saw the election results at night and thought that if our victory is evident, I will travel to Muzaffarabad to congratulate my brothers and sisters. I was told to go tomorrow or day after tomorrow, but said I can’t wait, I want to go tonight,” he said.
The Premier thanked the people of PoK for their support, conveying his gratitude to the crowd for their prayers for his recovery.
He slammed those engaging in “negative politics” against the PML-N and congratulated the people for voting for the party.
Prime Minister Sharif’s party emerged victorious in the assembly elections held yesterday in which a total of 26 political parties and 423 candidates took part.