AJK president urges global community to support Kashirmis right to self determination

Muzaffarabad: (Parliament Times) Sardar Masood Khan, President of AJK, urged the international community to support the cause of Kashmiris to exercise their right to self- determination. The President made these remarks here while talking to Foreign Military officers of National Security and War Course 17, conducted by National Defense University Islamabad.
President Masood said that massive changes have been taken place around the Globe, in the result new world powers are emerging and present world order is going to change, after the completion of China Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC), Pakistan will become the center of connectivity for South East Asia, Africa, Central Asia and Middle East.
“In this rapidly changing world scenario the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) were also striving to liberate themselves from the shackles of foreign occupation and alien domination”, he said. Sardar Masood said that people the IOK were everyday subjected to killings, enforced disappearances, incarceration; women folk were subjected to rape and molestation; and young men were being maimed and tortured.
The AJK President said that people of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Pakistan, were ready to accept third party meditation, be it from the United Nations or any other impartial country or forum. “We believe in dialogue and diplomacy; but India wants to crush the will of the Kashmiris for freedom by use of brute force being exercised by 700,000 occupation force against unarmed Kashmiris. This is a challenge to the world conscious as well as to international law evolve and upheld by the UN and its subsidiary bodies”, he said
The President called for an immediate halt to repression in Kashmir, evacuation of Indian troops from IOK and creation of salutary environment for ascertaining the wishes of Kashmiri people. Azad Kashmir, he said, has embarked on a pathway to build a model state with emphasis on infrastructure development, energy, telecommunications and industry.
The participants said they had found Azad Kashmir the one of the most beautiful parts of the world. The President said that Azad Government was making efforts to turn Azad Kashmir into a favored tourist destination. Representative of Iran, Saudi Arabia , Iraq, UAE, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Germany, Brazil, Austria, South Korea , South Africa, Nepal, Nigeria, China were present in the president’s briefing.

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