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Analysis: Imran Khan's speech at state assembly in Muzaffarabad

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Analysis: Imran Khan's speech at state assembly in Muzaffarabad

Analysis: Imran Khan's speech at state assembly in Muzaffarabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Pakistan-administered Kashmir as the country marks its independence day in solidarity with the Kashmiris.

On his visit, he addressed the state assembly in Muzaffarabad.


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