Countermove: AJK Radio starts giving weather reports of Srinagar, Jammu, Leh

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Altaf Hamid Rao;

MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): To give a befitting and matching response to the recent nefarious move by the Indian electronic media of giving the weather reports of AJK’s capital city Muzaffarabad and GB’s Gilgit in their news bulletins, the state-run Azad Kashmir Radio Mirpur and its affiliated FM Radio 101.4 Mirpur have started giving, with immediate effect from Sunday, the weather reports of Srinagar, Jammu and Leh, the capital cities of Indian occupied Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh respectively in their multi-lingual daily news bulletins.

“Yes, we have started airing the daily weather reports of occupied Srinagar, Jammu and Leh cities of the internationally-acknowledged Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir in all of our news bulletins in urdu, pahari and gojri languages in view of these occupied areas AS the invincible parts of our Jammu & Kashmir state – in response to certain of the Indian radio and tv channels who started broadcasting and daily weather reports of Muzaffarabad and Gilgit / Baltistan in their news bulletins immorally and unlawfully and without securing any formal permission from the authorities in AJK and Gilgit / Baltistan”, said Muhammad Shakeel, the Station Director.

Shakeel told this scribe here Sunday night that it was crystal clear and even the world was well aware of the reality that India was keeping bulk part of the internationally-acknowledged disputed Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir in her forced and unlawful occupation for the last 73 years absolutely against the wishes and aspirations of the people of Jammu & Kashmir dwelling both sides of the line of control and rest of the world. The SD added that in view of the vast network of our valued listeners, his organization decided to expand its infotainment programs adding the daily weather reports of occupied Srinagar, occupied Jammu and Occupied Leh, the capital towns of the three regions of the Indian-held Jammu Kashmir state, in its daily news bulletins for the information of the valued listeners.

He underlined that since the abrogation of the special status of the disputed Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir through the sinister August 5 act, India was violating all international norms and commitment. He said that latest Indian move was completely an eye wash to divert the attention of the world from real issue of the peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute through such unlawful acts sabotaging the status of the indigenous institutions of the iIndian occupied Jammu Kashmir including the Jammu and Kashmir radio and other institutions.

To a question the Station Director said that not only the weather, we cover all aspects of social, political and other infotainment for the interest of our valued listeners across the LoC, who always consider our news and current affair programs as the main credible sources of information and entertainment – because India has enforced a complete black out of impartial news about the occupied territ6ory.

When contacted Ali Akhtar Saleem, head of the news division of Azad Kashmir Radio Mirpur and FM – 101.4 told this Correspondent that in response to the nefarious and unlawful move of various means of Indian electronic media including some TV channels of giving the weather reports of Muzaffarabad and Gilgit, the capital towns of AJK and GB respectively without the lawful authority, Azad Kashmir Radio Mirpur and FM 101.4 Mirpur started giving the weather reports of occupied Srinagar, Jammu and Leh, the capital towns of the three regions of the disputed Indian occupied state – also following the increased demand of out valued listeners inhibiting at both sides of the line of control and rest of the world.

Saleem said that AK Radio Mirpur station and its affiliated Radio FM 101.4 started airing the weather reports of Srinagar, Jammu and Leh in all of its news bulletins immediately with effect from Sunday.

To a question, Ali Akhtar Saleem commented that since the internationally-acknowledged disputed Indian occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir is the invincible part of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the jugular vain of Pakistan, no any power on earth could keep the occupied territory disintegrated for further long time and Azad Kashmir Radio Mirpur and Radio FM 101.4 would continue giving most more infotainment programs including the weather reports of the major cities of the occupied Jammu Kashmir and Azad Jammu Kashmir for its valued listeners at either side of the LoC and rest of the world, he added.