Masood Khan pays glowing tribute to Sardar Ibrahim Khan


Islamabad: (Parliament Times) President Azad Jammu and Kashmir,Sardar Masood Khan,in a statement issued here on the death anniversary of Ghazi-e-Millat Sardar Ibrahim Khan paid glowing tribute to the founder President of AJK for his invaluable services for the freedom of Azad Kashmir.
The President said that on 19th July 1947, it was at the residence of Sardar Ibrahim Khan that a resolution was passed by 59 representatives from all over Jammu and Kashmir announcing the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan.
President Masood Khan said that Ghazi-e-Millat was not only a statesman and a visionary politician but also a brave and courageous freedom fighter, who had waged war against Maharaja Hari Singh. It was through his leadership that on 24 October 1947 he had liberated what we now as Azad Kashmir and set up the Azad Kashmir Government.
The President said that Sardar Ibrahim was a champion of the rights of the Kashmiri people and had dedicated his whole life campaigning for the right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir. He believed that a long-lasting and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue would be possible only by the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution.
Sardar Ibrahim Khan, also known as Bani-e-Kashmir (Founder of Kashmir), was a beacon of hope and guidance for all of Kashmir who had unified Kashmiris in their struggle towards freedom from Indian occupation. Sardar Ibrahim, he said, had devoted his life in raising the profile of the Kashmir issue, especially at the international level.
President Masood said that Ghazi-e-Millat had tirelessly worked towards stability and strengthening of the AJK government and its institutions. Sardar Ibrahim was a true patriot who loved Kashmir and Pakistan, and diverted his efforts in further strengthening the bond between the people, he said.
The President prayed for the freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian occupation and said that it was due to the sacrifices of our forefathers that we enjoy freedom here in Azad Kashmir.


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