Khizar Hayat Abbasi,
MUZAFFARABAD: “Hectic efforts are being made to carry forward a consolidated struggle for the liberation of occupied Kashmir from the Indian clutches,” said Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan here on Wednesday.
Talking to a delegation headed AJK Minister for Information and Tourism Mushtaq Minhas, which had called on him at Presidency; he said freedom movement in Indian Occupied Kashmir was gaining momentum as Kashmiris were determined to take their struggle to its logical end.
The delegation comprising PML-N leader, Sardar Ashiq, Raja Khurshid Alam, Prof Attiqur Rehman, Prof Aftab, Sardar Farhan Azam and Dr Salim Minhas highly appreciated the strenuous efforts of President Masood for highlighting Kashmir issue on the national and international level in its true perspective.
Masood Khan said that strenuous efforts were underway to utilize in the liberation struggle the capabilities of the educated Kashmiri youth settled in Europe and the United States. “A the consolidated liberation movement is the dire need of hour,” he said adding that the people of Jammu and Kashmir remain committed to their just stance related to attainment of their right of self-determination.
He said that invitation to the AJK president side by side with other heads of state to the recent OIC summit conference in Makkah Mukarrama was an important development, and it has provided an opportunity to directly plead the cause of Kashmiri people. “It will have far-reaching positive results in future, and will provide the Kashmiri people a forum to highlight their case on the international level,” he added.
Saying that the entire world except India is convinced that Kashmir is a disputed territory and its future destiny is to be determined through an impartial plebiscite in the state, the President said
that the Kashmir issue had been highlighted in the recently concluded OIC summit conference, Kashmir contact group and the OIC Foreign Ministers Council,
He particularly appreciated Mushtaq Minhas for remaining active on media front and highlighting the Kashmir issue with a missionary zeal and spirit before joining politics. He said that performance of Mr Minhas in the development of his electoral constituency was also impressive.
On this occasion, members of the delegation noted that since the assumption of the office of AJK president, Sardar Masood Khan has constantly remained engaged in convincing the the international community that regional and global peace and security will remain in danger till the Kashmir issue is resolved as per wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Besides, Sardar Masood Khan had introduced a new vision and strategy to involve the university and college students of the liberated territory in the freedom movement and to acquaint them with the modern sciences.