PM AJK expresses concerns over India’s use of brute force against Kashmiris in IOK

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MUZAFFARABAD : (Parliament Times) The Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan expressed concerns over India’s use of brute force against Kashmiris in India held Kashmir.
Talking to the concluding session of AJK LA here on Friday he assured the entire Hurriyat leadership that people of Azad Kashmir are firmly standing with them in their just mission of freedom from India. “Our goal is same but you are offering sacrifices for liberation struggle which has no precedence in world history” he said. He said foreign minister has assured him that he would hold a comprehensive meeting with the Kashmiri leadership to discuss the situation obtaining in IHK. He believed that threats of Indian army chief were to create pretext of more bloodshed in IHK.
The Premier assured the residents of Muzaffarabad that government would spare no efforts in resolving the environmental hazards and smooth supply of potable water to them. He acknowledged that due to water shortage in Neelum River the temperature of Muzaffarabad city had risen. He said that he had informed WAPDA regarding water supply scheme from Noseri dam and the authority has assured him that release of water from Noseri would be enhanced. He said his government would hold talks with Pakistan on Kuhala power project. “There is much population residing along the river hence we cannot afford to create any sort of anxiety to them” he said. The design of Kuhala project needs to be reviewed, he remarked.
Mr. Haider also eulogized the performance of armed forces of the country and said it was due to their unprecedented sacrifices that menace of terrorism had been brought down so significantly. He said the nation has complete trust in professional skill, capabilities, experience and commitment of the armed forces which have been defending the ideological and geographical fronts of the country so successfully.
Recalling the political services rendered by his advisor late Khan Bahadar Khan the prime minister said he was one of the longest parliamentarians of this state who held different positions and served the state with strong passion, dedication and special commitment. Late Khan had great attachment with him. When there was struggle for democracy and assembly in AJK Khan was in the forefront. “In view of his (Khans’) commitment with the party I had announced his ticket even before creation of parliamentary board. The PM expressed hope that people of AJK would maintain the traditions and trends set by K.B. Khan.
He also expressed melancholy for Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and said she was a pious and courageous lady who served the country for long. It is clear from the attendance of her funeral that how popular she was in the country, he maintained.

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