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Foreign Minister’s Message of felicitations on Eid Ul Azha

(2017-09-02) “On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, I extend my heartfelt felicitations to the people of Pakistan.

Today the spirit of sacrifice, resilience and hard work of the Pakistani people has placed Pakistan on the path to economic and social prosperity.

I would also like to appreciate Pakistanis abroad, who continue to prove their mettle in their respective professions, positively contributing to the country of their residence and their motherland, Pakistan.

As EID Ul Azha is celebrated around the world today, let us not forget our Kashmiri brothers and sisters, who continue to be subjected to atrocities in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir. Since 1947, around a million Kashmiris have been martyred, tens of thousands maimed, blinded and Kashmiri women dishonored. Kashmiris face forced disappearances and fake encounters. Kashmiris remain undeterred and continue to strive for their rights.The people and Government of Pakistan will extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people and take up their case with the International Community. We pray for our Kashmiri brethren while urging the International community to step forward to end the repression perpetrated against them by Indian occupation forces in IOK.

I also salute our valiant armed forces for their immeasurable sacrifices in fighting terrorism and protecting the frontiers against any aggression.

At this Eid ul Azha, I am convinced that Pakistan will continue to achieve success and prosperity.

I wish Eid-ul-Azha Mubarak to all my Pakistani brethren and Muslims across the world!”

2 Sept 2017

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