MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Friday to show solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir as people of Pakistan observe annual Kashmir Solidarity Day.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister for Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr. Asif Kirmani.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will address the joint session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council and AJK Legislative Assembly.
The visit of the Prime Minister in the capital city of AJK manifests Pakistan’s commitment to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for right to self determination.
On his arrival, the Prime Minister was received by Prime Minister AJK Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, AJK President Sardar Yaqoob, Opposition Leader Sardar Farooq Ahmed and AJK cabinet members.
The smartly turned out contingents of AJK Police presented guard of honor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The national anthems of Pakistan and AJK were also played.
Reaching the Assembly building, the Prime Minister held a brief meeting with Speaker AJK Legislative Assembly Sardar Muhammad Sadiq and discussed the matters of mutual interest.
Later, the Prime Minister reached the Council hall to address the joint session.