'Brilliant speech': PM Imran’s UNGA remarks widely hailed

MUZAFFARABAD: Journalists, politicians and people from other walks of life hailed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Friday speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

“PM Imran spoke from the heart for Kashmiris on the floor of the highest global forum,” said AJK President Masood Khan.

“Now it is the responsibility of the world community to come forward and settle the Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of Kashmiris.”

Parliamentary leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in AJK Legislative Assembly Abdul Majid Khan said Kashmiris were indebted to the prime minister for highlighting the Kashmir cause at UNGA.

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“It is the first time Kashmiris have seen a leader from Pakistan, who spoke openly for the rights of Kashmiris. The speech was real representation of the oppressed people of the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Prominent Kashmiri leader and President of the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) Altaf Ahmad Bhat said the prime minister exposed India’s state terrorism and its nefarious designs in IOK.

“The speech has given a new hope to the besieged Kashmiris,” he said.

Opposition leader in the AJK Assembly Chaudhry Muhammad Yaseen said PM Imran reminded the world of their responsibility to bring peace and security to the region. “Every Kashmiri and Pakistani is jubilant at the speech of the prime minister.”

Kashmiri activist Mushaal Mullick thanked the prime minister for expressing “true, real sentiments” of Kashmiris’ right to self determination.

My take on Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s speech at UNGA exposing Indian Brutalities in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir..#UNGA2019 #KashmirIssue pic.twitter.com/FdIVHPEiMf

— Mushaal Hussein Mullick (@MushaalMullick) September 27, 2019

In a statement after the speech, Interior Minister Ejaz Shah appreciated PM Imran for effectively projecting the Kashmir cause at international level. He expressed the hope that efforts made for resolution of Kashmir issue would bear fruit.

Salman Masood, Pakistan correspondent for The New York Times, termed the speech “impassioned”.

Impassioned and forceful speech by PM Imran Khan at the U.N. Some parts of it would raise some eyebrows in the West. He has reminded U.N to fulfil its Kashmir pledge. But for the domestic audience, it has hit a home run.

— Salman Masood (@salmanmasood) September 27, 2019

Journalist Zarrar Khuhro also praised the premier for shining “on the international stage”.

He shines on the international stage, there is no denying that. It's been a marathon tour with countless speaking engagements and interviews with pointed Questions. Played well indeed. Even haters are advised to give credit where it is due, and it is due.

— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) September 27, 2019

“Brilliant speech by our PM,” tweeted cricketer Sana Mir.

Brilliant speech by our PM @ImranKhanPTI that covered an extensive content emphasising four points.

1. Climate change.
2. Eliminating money laundering & tax heavens.
3. Islamophobia & blasphemy of Prophet (PBUH).
4. Freedom for Kashmir.@AsiaSociety @UN #UNGA2019 pic.twitter.com/qNj7aX5oym

— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) September 27, 2019

With input from APP

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