AJ&K PM refutes ‘The New York Times’ report on misuse of LoC community bunkers:


Altaf Hamid Rao,

MIRPUR, (Parliament Times):  Azad Jammu Kashmir Prime Minister Thursday categorically rejected a report carried by a US daily The New York Times on the alleged misuse of the community bunkers at the LoC.

In a statement issued Thursday, the Prime Minister of AJK refuted ‘The New York Times’ report on community bunkers in the areas of Line of Control (LoC). He said that the report was filed to malign AJ&K and Pakistan.

“The story is highly condemnable and baseless,” he said strongly condemning the content as there was not even a single quote from AJ&K official and documentary evidence about the misuse of community bunkers in the Neelum Valley.

Farooq Haider urged ‘The New York Times’ to focus on Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) where Indian forces are killing innocent people and political workers than publishing lies and imaginary stories about the brave and civilized people of AJ&K. He suggested as saying “The New York Times should not publish such type of material without any audio and video evidences that brings bad name to any society and country,“

The Prime Minister said that the community bunker were being constructed all across the LoC while the foreign newspaper misled its readers while quoting that the community bunkers have only been constructed in Neelum Valley.
“More than thirty percent population of AJ&K in the area of 750 kilometres near LoC are living happily despite the unprovoked firing of Indian forces on their houses. The foreign newspaper was deceived by its stringer while quoting imaginary character of Mehnaz who was quoted by the newspaper that she was molested in the community bunker in Neelum Valley,”, Haider said. The Prime Minister said the people on the LoC in AJ&K have been bravely facing the firing by Indian forces on their residential areas that were not covered by the newspaper to show the world the real face of Indian Army.

“ We are going to set a criteria for those who want to contribute for local and foreign media as most stories from AJ&K are being reported by NGOs and their non-professional staffers without carrying the official version”, he said. “The women in AJ&K are highly respected in normal life and during the Indian unprovoked firing in LoC areas people of AJK put their lives at risk to save their daughters and sisters from the shelling of Indian armed forces,”, Haider concluded.