Malaysian delegation on visit to AJK calls on PM Raja Farooq Haider Khan

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PM thanked visiting delegates for their country’s unflinching support to Kashmir cause,

ISLAMABAD:    (Parliament Times)   A seven member delegation of Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organization headed by its President Haji Azmi Mohammad called on Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan here on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider thanked the delegates for visiting Azad Kashmir and raising voice for the oppressed people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).

On this occasion, Prime Minister expressed profound gratitude to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohammad for extending support to the struggling Kashmiris in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.

He said Pakistani and Kashmiris enjoy historical relations with Malaysian people and it needs to be further strengthened.

Raja Farooq Haider Khan said that AJK government would provide place and all other requisite facilities for the establishment of Malaysian Cultural Center in the capital city.

He apprised the visiting delegates about the huge tourism potential in the state and added that his government is taking special measures to promote it.

The Prime Minister told that state government is extending special assistance to the investors in Azad Kashmir.

Referring to the Kashmir issue, the Prime Minister regretted that Kashmiris’ expectations to the Muslim world not fulfilled. “Like Malaysia, other Muslims countries should also raise voice for their brethren Kashmiris who are struggling for their internationally acknowledged right to self determination”, he added.

Raja Farooq Haider Khan told delegation that he, along-with his cabinet members would visit Malaysia to promote tourism and culture of Kashmir.

Speaking on the occasion, President Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organization Haji Azmi Mohammad said that the purpose of their visit to Azad Kashmir was promoting cultural connections between Kashmiri and Malaysian youth and raising voice for the people of IOJK.

He said Kashmiri culture is famous throughout the world and it would be promoted in Malaysia too.

Meanwhile, a delegation of journalists led by President Press Club Bagh Syed Afraz Gardezi called on Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan.

Speaking to them, Prime Minister said that government has firm believe in freedom of expression. “Development of media in the development of state as healthy journalism practices help government to understand the public problems.

The Prime Minister directed Deputy Commissioner to initiate the process of the allotment of land for Press Club and Journalists Colony in Bagh city.

Minister for Information Raja Mushtaq Minhas were also present on the occasion.