Kashmir has no identity without Pakistan; says Masood Khan


MUZAFFARABAD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir and Kashmir has no identity without Pakistan. “Kashmiris are not only bonded with Pakistan economically, geographically and culturally but their hearts are throbbing with Pakistanis”,  President said while addressing Azadi Festival held here on Monday in connection with 71th Independence Day of Pakistan.
The Festival organized by Peace Group of Journalists was also attended by Commandant Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad, Brigadier Hassan Iqbal, Managing Director Peace Schools System, Professor SabirHussainSiddiqui, Director Peace Group of Journalists, Saeed-ur-Siddiqui, Mr. Alwin John, Samuel, Bishop of Sialkot, Safeer Ahmed Raza, large number of the children of various schools and residents of the city.
President Sardar Masood said August 14, 1947 was our destination as well beginning of a new journey to make newly established Pakistan a modern, welfare and prosperous country. This journey, he added will be continued till the objective is achieved.
Terming Pakistan as great gift from Almighty Allah, President said that it is our prime responsibility to protect this country and spare no effort to make Pakistan strong and stable in all respect.
He said that while celebrating Independence Day we should not forget our brothers and sister in Occupied Kashmir who are terrifically suffering at the hands of Indian Army simply because of their love for Pakistan and the people of Pakistan.
The president expressed his hope that day is not far when people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir will also celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan with freedom.
Earlier in a message on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan, President Sardar Masood Khan said Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir both ideologically and geographically. “People of Jammu and Kashmir had attached their fate with Pakistan seven year before Pakistan came into being when a representative delegation of Kashmiri people under the leadership of Ghulam Haider Jandalvi attended All India Muslim League Working Committee meeting in Lahore that passed Pakistan resolution in 1940,” President Masood said.