ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, July 11 - Wading into the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed have attacked the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani and made some strong comments against the action of the security forces in the valley.
Exploiting the violence that has led to 23 deaths in the wake of killing of the poster boy of militancy on Friday, Sharif, who returned from London after an open heart surgery, expressed �deep shock� over the killing of Wani and civilians by the forces.
Deploring the �excessive� force, Sharif said, �Oppressive measures such as these cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.�
Joining forces against India, Saeed welcomed the statements of Pakistan�s foreign ministry and the Prime Minister and said the Pakistan government should raise the issue at the international level at a juncture when the �movement� has gained momentum.
Saeed, who plans to hold funeral prayers in absentia for Wani and others on Friday in Lahore, said issues in Kashmir should be resolved as per the wish of Kashmiri people. � PTI