Rawalpindi: (Parliament Times) Lauding the peerless contribution and supreme sacrifices of Rais-ul-Aharar Ch. Ghulam Abbas, the president Azad Kashmir Sardar Masood Ahmed Khan has said that Abbas was humble patriot whose loyalty for his people and country can not be denied.
While addressing participants at the 50th death anniversary of Kashmiri hero Chaudhry Ghulam Abbas here on Moday, the AJK President said, “Today, as Kashmiris, we owe our freedom and solidarity to the sacrifices of our founding fathers. Ch. Ghulam Abbas along with other leaders had played a pivotal role in the freedom of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It is because of their efforts that today we are proud to be the base camp of the Kashmir issue and are able to keep this pertinent issue alive after 70 years”.
He said that as a free nation, it is our duty to salute the heroic efforts of Ch. Ghulam Abbas, whose sole aspiration was freedom for his fellow Kashmiris. “It was his principled and resolute stance that enabled Azad Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan”, he said adding that Rais-ul-Ahrar was a towering political personality who was respected and revered by all and sundry.
“Today, we pay rich tribute to Ch. Ghulam Abbas and renew our pledge in continuing his mission in liberating Occupied Kashmir”, said President Masood Khan.
The President said, “While we enjoy freedom, we must not forget the atrocities faced by our Kashmiri brothers and sisters in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Kashmiris are being tortured, harassed, maimed and murdered on the mere whims of the Indian Forces”.
The President urged the people of Kashmir to forego all differences and unite in the struggle towards the freedom of Kashmir. He said that our enemy will not be allowed to break our unified stance on Kashmir and create disunity among our leadership.