Video: Pakistan PM Imran Khan's address to the nation

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Islamabad - A National Solidarity Day would be celebrated within a week.



By AFP

Published: Mon 26 Aug 2019, 12:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 26 Aug 2019, 7:30 PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation on the Kashmir issue today.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, who shared the news of the premier's address on Twitter, had on Saturday said that in a build-up to Prime Minister Imran's address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, the federal government would launch a series of events.
Dr Awan had said that as part of the events, Prime Minister Imran would address the nation and a National Solidarity Day would be celebrated within a week to give a clear message of unity, harmony and ownership of the Kashmir cause.

Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump are expected to meet at the G7 in France today.
According to AFP, the US president will reportedly press the Indian premier to lift a communications blackout and show "utmost restraint"
A senior US administration official quoted by NDTV said: "The president will likely want to hear from Prime Minister Modi how he plans to reduce regional tensions and uphold respect for human rights for Kashmir, as part of India's role as the world's largest democracy."
The official said that Trump is "likely to stress the need for dialogue among all sides of the conflict and his hope that India would lift the communications and movement restrictions in Kashmir and exercise the utmost restraint in dealing with potential protests".



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