New Delhi: Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Sunday on the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day has made a controversial statement.
"Struggle for independence will continue till Kashmir gets freedom; sacrifice of the people of Kashmir will not go in vain," Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit said.
"Is saal ki Jashn‑e‑Azadi hum Kashmir ki Azadi ke naam karte hain (We dedicate this year's Independence day to struggle of Kashmir)," Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in said in Delhi.
"Pakistan has always made efforts to improve its relationship with India," he added in his speech.
Noteworthy, just a day ahead of Independence Day, Pakistan violated the ceasefire in the wee hours of Sunday morning to which the Indian forces responded heavily.
Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian side along the Line of Control in Shahpu Kandi area of the border Poonch district.