Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, also rallied on Monday in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, with the latter shouting the slogan "Kashmir will become Pakistan".
Khawaja Asif said now the time had come for the worldwide community to wake up and put pressure on India to give the fundamental right of plebiscite to the oppressed Kashmiri people. "The Pakistani government wanted to stop me from raising the Kashmir issue", Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Saeed said while speaking at the Nazria Pakistan Trust here.
Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed backtracked from his earlier statement about the alleged role of India and the USA in his house arrest, claiming he was detained by the Pakistan government to stop him from raising the Kashmir issue.
Even after the passage of more than seven decades, he said, the people of Jammu & Kashmir continue to be deprived of the fundamental right of self-determination, despite the promise made to them by the worldwide community through the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
"Repression of Indian occupying forces can never suppress valiant spirit of Kashmiris who rightfully await awakening of worldwide community for plebiscite under United Nations resolution".
He reiterated that the government of Pakistan and its people would continue their political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kahmiri people struggling for their right to self-determination.
Indian border forces violated the ceasefire 1,970 times in 2017, the statement said, adding that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is "deplorable and contrary to human dignity".
She said Kashmiris have already denied India doctored claims of "Integral Part" and now only through plebiscite the future of Kashmir will be decided.
The prime minister said the federal government would extend all possible support for the development of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).