Bilawal Bhutto To Imran Khan: Forget About Kashmir, 'first Save PoK'

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Pakistan Opposition has launched an attack on Imran Khan and has called for a movement to save Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the neighbouring country.

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

Pakistan Opposition has called for a movement to save Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the neighbouring country. In a video that has surfaced on Tuesday, Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party(PPP) and Opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto has launched a 'Save PoK' campaign in to save Muzzafarabad, the capital of the PoK. In the video, Bilawal Bhutto, can be seen addressing a gathering and attacking Pakistan PM Imran Khan. He can be seen calling for steps to save Muzaffarabad. 

"Earlier what used to be our policy on Kashmir? Earlier, Pakistan's policy was how will we take Srinagar. Now, after Khan has come to power, because of his failure, what is Pakistan’s position? How will we now save Muzaffarabad?" Bilawal Bhutto said in the video. 

Watch the video above.

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Pakistan on Article 370

Imran Khan and other Pakistan minister have been condemning New Delhi's move to abrogate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir which gave special status to the erstwhile state. Along with the revoking of Article 370, J&K Reorganisation Bill was passed dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories - J&K and Ladakh. Even as Imran Khan-led Pakistan has been opposing the move, a number of other countries have maintained their silence in the matter. 

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Imran Khan calls for support to Kashmir

Addressing the nation on Monday, Pakistan  PM Imran Khan asked the people of Pakistan to stand up for Kashmir, literally, every Friday between 12 to 12:30. During the address, the Pakistan PM Imran Khan appealed to the people of Pakistan to stand by Kashmir every week, as an effort to show solidarity over the abrogation of Article 370 and the subsequent communication blackout in the state. 

He said, "We should give Kashmiri people a message that we are with them. We will do an event every week, in schools, universities and officies. This Friday, from 12 to 12:30, you must stop work and stand with the public to tell the people that we are with Kashmiri people. Those who are at home, should also get on the streets, so that people should know we are standing with them." 

Kashmir a bilateral issue

During the G7 Summit on Monday, PM Modi made it clear that Kashmir remains a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan while addressing the media in the presence of US President Donald Trump. The statement made by both the world leaders snubbed Imran Khan over his hope for the US President to mediate in the Kashmir issue. However, amid all these developments, Imran Khan addressed the media on Monday and brazenly claimed that it was due to Pakistan that the international community is speaking about Kashmir. 

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