ISLAMABAD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan, called on Pakistan’s acting President Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani at the President House here. Both leaders exchanged views on important regional matters as well as development projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Sadiq Sanjrani said that Pakistan and its Parliament would continue to extend strong moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realization of their right to self-determination. He expressed his concern that every day innocent Kashmiris, particularly young men, were being killed by the Indian forces. These killings must stop and diplomacy must be given a chance, he said. The Jammu and Kashmir dispute, he said, can only be resolved through engagement and diplomatic means.
Mr. Sanjrani who is also Chairman, Senate, emphasized said that it is a moral obligation for India to ease tensions in the region by reciprocating Pakistan’s peace overtures made in good faith.
Masood Khan briefed him about the deteriorating human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and continuous, unabated repression in Kashmir which has resulted in the martyrdom of 400 people in this year alone.
Sadiq Sanjrani urged the international community to intercede and help put an end to gross and consistent human rights violations in J&K and resolve the dispute through dialogue and in accordance with the framework given by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.