While addressing a public gathering n Friday, following PML-N’s Azad Jammu and Kashmir electoral win, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif clearly voiced out, “We are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes Pakistan.”
Marking the first public speech after his return from London following his open-heart surgery in May, Nawaz impressed on the Kashmiris “not to forget those in held Kashmir who are sacrificing their lives to 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 Pakistan.”
A general election for 41 direct seats in the AJK Legislative Assembly, on Thursday, revealed that PML-N may have gotten a head start in becoming the next government in AJK as unofficial results showed that the party achieved a landslide victory.
“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 told a cheering crowd.
PM Nawaz further appreciated the people of AJK for their support and for their prayers for his recovery.
He condemned those involved in “negative politics” against the PML-N party and praised AJK for voting the party.
“You saw how much they spoke against Nawaz Sharif in Muzaffarabad… But Nawaz Sharif didn’t answer to any of this because political success comes not from holding dharnas, but actually doing something.”
“The PML-N is setting a new record for progress in Pakistan,” he asserted. “You cheer for me because you know Nawaz Sharif will build motorways.”
The Prime Minister demanded that the crowd cheer for Pakistan, for AJK and for the freedom of India-held Kashmir.