ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday said Pakistan wanted to provide medical treatment to the victims of India’s state oppression in Held Kashmir.

The prime minister said he especially wanted eye treatment of the victims of pellet guns from the best available medical facilities anywhere in the world on immediate basis.

He also called upon the international community to exercise its influence on India to enable Pakistan to provide the medical treatment to the victims in the wake of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the occupied valley.

“The magnitude of the humanitarian crisis in Indian Held Kashmir has compelled us to immediately pool our material and human resources for treating the victims,” the prime minister was quoted as saying.

He said it was even more gruesome that health-care providers in Held Kashmir had not been allowed to treat the victims properly. The Indian security forces had also been targeting the hospitals and ambulances providing health care to peaceful and innocent protesters, the prime minister added.

He said; “Being blinded has severe consequences for the victims and their families; some victims of pellet guns may never see light again. Still, they are resolute; they are guided by the light of freedom for the realisation of their right to self-determination. The world should realise this. Pakistan will continue to support them morally, politically and diplomatically.”

The prime minister has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to muster the support of international political leadership, the humanitarian organizations and civil society through Pakistan missions abroad in exerting influence on India to allow Pakistan to provide treatment of the victims in IOK on humanitarian grounds. He said the Pakistan government would arrange for the boarding, lodging and expenses on the medical treatment of the victims.