Kashmiris will achieve their cherished goal says AJK PM


ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) Prime Minister of Azad State of Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider said Kashmiris would achieve the goal set by founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Addressing a function held in honour of senior journalist, columnist and analyst Sultan Sikandar at Kashmir House Islamabad on Monday he asked the print and electronic media to give adequate space to the news, articles and analysis on Kashmir issue in the national Urdu and English dailies so that our stance on Kashmir could be conveyed to the world. He said national media, especially electronic media was not covering Kashmir conflict properly.
“Electronic media should give Prime Time to Kashmir issue at a time when the world was taking interest to know the ground realities in IHK” he said.
Mr. Haider said the foundation of Pakistan was laid on the principle of democracy, adding that we all have to collectively take the country forward in a democratic way. Media should also play its role to achieve this end.
Without mincing a word, he said he respects Prime Minister of Pakistan but his leader is Nawaz Sharif.
Praising the simplicity and love with Prophet Muhammad (MPBU) of Sultan Sikandar he said we (Sultan and I) have this commonality between us. Love of Prophet in any heart is a special blessing of God, he stated. Appreciating Sikandar he said he is a bold and daring journalist who does not compromise on his professional responsibilities.
“Nawa-e-Waqt had always a particular stance on democracy and Kashmir to which it always stuck. Services of Mujeeb Nizami for the nation and country would also be remembered for long” he said.
Mr. Haider said he is thoroughly convinced of freedom of press but lamented that media is gone too far in flattering the rulers in the country. He was of the view that electronic media had paralyzed the thinking capacities of the people. He complained the journalists sitting in the function that news relating to Kashmir were not being carried by national editions so that people in Pakistan and abroad could get a chance to know what was happening in Kashmir.
“The country is passing through very difficult time of its history. We all need to get united and make collaborated efforts to steer it out of the mess it is in now” he said. Pakistan would be best advocate of Kashmiris when it is economically and politically strong, he remarked.
Javed Siddique, Sultan Sikandar, Nawaz Raza, Ershad Mehmud, Syed Yousuf Naseem, Tariq Warsi, Mohsin Raza Khan, Amir Mehboob, Sardar Abid Khurshid and Director General Information Raja Azhar Iqbal also addressed on the occasion. The function was attended by a large number of journalists from Rawalpindi and Islamabad


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