Sharif rakes up Kashmir at UNGA, hails Burhan Wani as 'young leader'; Basit summoned

Sharif devoted much of his 20-minute speech at the UN General Assembly session to Kashmir.

Published: 21st September 2016 11:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2016 03:42 AM   |  A+A-


Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister of Pakistan speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday Sept. 21 2016 at U.N. headquarters. | AP

NEW DELHI: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday sought to glorify slain Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani at the UN General Assembly, while raking up the Kashmir issue. Sharif devoted much of his 20-minute speech to Kashmir and the current situation in the Valley and said Pakistan “fully supports the demand of the Kashmiri people for self-determination”.

In response to Sharif’s remarks, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup later tweeted, “Pak PM Sharif at #UNGA in complete denial of Uri terror attack. 19 infiltration attempts stopped at LoC this year. Indigenous??!!”


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