Kashmiris not to abandon struggle for freedom: Sardar Masood

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Rawalakot:(Parliament Times)  AJK President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has said Kashmir is a very complex dispute but it is not impossible to resolve through the peaceful means.

Addressing a dinner hosted in his honour by azad Kashmir Society for National and Social Reforms here on Wednesday, he said India is a big country in its size and population but people of Jammu and Kashmir are not afraid of its might and clout and they are determined to take their struggle to logical conclusion.

The function was attended by large number of the members of the society, retired secretaries to the government, educationists, lawyers, doctors, journalists and ulema. Earlier chair of the function, Sardar Abdul Khaliq Advocate, Prof Khizar Hayat, Sardar Khurshid, Dr Mehmood Khan, Dr Wajid Ali, Sardar Razzaq, Mufti Abdul Khaliq and others addressed the function and highlighted the issues and problems being faced by the people of Rawalakot.

Describing people of Kashmir as more intelligent and brave than the Hindus of India, the president said their struggle for right to self determination is destined to succeed. The India, Sardar Masood said is not recognizing Kashmir as party to the Kashmir dispute contrary to Pakistan that always took Kashmiris into confidence.

“Although United Nations is under the influence of big powers but knocking its door for its role to help grant Kashmiris their promised right to self determination.   The president highly appreciated establishment reforms society and stressed that the platform should be used for creating unity and harmony among the people of the area.

About the scarcity of drinking water in Rawalakot and surrounding areas, President said that the efforts are being made to address this problem on permanent basis. About the Poonch Medical College, President said he had meeting with Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal who assured him to approve PC-I of the project soon

President Sardar Masood Khan further assured that all possible efforts would be made to ensure rule of law, merit and good governance in Azad Kashmir and urged the participants to cooperate with the government to achieve the desired goals