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22 or 222 hardly matters, fact is Pakistan is exporting terrorists into Kashmir: Rahul Jalali

Updated: Aug 28, 2016 08:33 IST
New Delhi, [India] Aug. 28 (ANI): Expressing disapproval of Prime Minister Nawa Sharif's move to appoint 22 parliamentarians as special envoys to highlight the unrest in Kashmir globally, Press Club of India (PCI) president and senior journalist Rahul Jalali on Sunday said whether it is 22 or 222, it hardly matters as the fact remains that Pakistan is exporting terrorists into the Kashmir Valley.

"Pakistan has been doing that ever since they failed to capture Kashmir in 1947. It will continue doing that.whether it be 22 or 222, it does not really matter. This rhetoric has been going on, but the fact of the matter is that Pakistan is sending terrorists to Kashmir to create the mayhem," Jalali told ANI.

Jalali's broadside against Pakistan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came as the latter announced the nomination of 22 parliamentarians as special envoys who will be highlighting the unrest in Kashmir globally.

"I have decided to send these parliamentarians for fighting the Kashmir cause in different parts of the world. These special envoys have the strength of the people of Pakistan, prayers from the Kashmiri people across the Line of Control, mandate of the Parliament and support from the government", the Dunya News quoted Prime Minister Sharif, as saying.

Earlier, Pakistan had raised the Kashmir issue in the United Nations after violence broke out in the valley over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani by the security forces.

Then, Pakistan's Permanent Resident to the UN Maleeha Lodi had called Wani's elimination as "extra-judicial" and described him as a "Kashmiri leader".

Since then, Pakistan has been using its diplomatic platforms to apprise other nations about the unrest. (ANI)