'Pakistan Zindabad': Held Kashmir lawmaker raises pro-Pakistan slogan in assembly

Akbar Lone says it's his personal view

News Desk February 10, 2018
Akbar Lone. PHOTO: FILE

A lawmaker of the Occupied Kashmir assembly raised the slogan of Pakistan Zindabad during a session to counter the anti-Pakistan slogans of Bharatya Janata Party MLAs.

National Conference lawmaker Akbar Lone said he was “provoked” to raise the slogans.

"Yes, I said it. It is my personal view, I said it in the house and I don't think anyone should have a problem with it," Lone was quoted saying by ANI.

The situation in the House then became chaotic as the BJP intensified anti-Pakistan sloganeering.

National Conference spokesperson Farooq Abdullah said Lone’s statements in the assembly were “unacceptable” and the party “disowns and condemns his remark.”

Omar Abdullah, senior party leader, said it’s better to concentrate on the suspected militant attack than putting all the energy and effort on “misplaced slogans.”

Meanwhile, National Conference president warned Pakistan to stop endorsing terrorism or else, there will be serious consequences.

"No day passes by without such incidents and terrorists are all coming from Pakistan. If Pakistan wants good relations with India they need to stop terrorism or it will have bad consequences. Sadly, I have to say if it continues India won't stop itself from waging war," he said.


Vakil | 4 years ago | Reply Amused to see Pakistanis gloating over this on social and other media... This coming from a man whose party is singly responsible for betraying Pakistan during Partition! Ha ha.
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