Altaf Hamid Rao,
Islamabad : A 14- member delegation of Parliamentary leaders of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, led by the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, met the Foreign Minister here on Thursday, to discuss the current situation of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK).
The delegation exchanged views with the Foreign Minister on the appalling situation of human rights in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack. The Foreign Minister deplored that instead of introspection, Indian Government and its media hurled baseless accusations against Pakistan, without any investigation. He stated that denial by India of the right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people, as recognized by the numerous United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, continues to keep hostage the peace and security of the nuclearized South Asia. The Foreign Minister regretted that following the Pulwama attack, India has intensified its crackdown against innocent Kashmiris. He condemned India’s unprovoked shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB).
The Foreign Minister also apprised the Parliamentary leaders of AJK on the efforts being undertaken by the Government of Pakistan to highlight the massive atrocities being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The Foreign Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.