Masood, Fakhar Imam discuss new ways to resolve Kashmir issue

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ISLAMABAD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan met Syed Fakhar Imam, Chairman Kashmir Committee and discussed various new ways to resolve Kashmir issue. On the occasion, the President also congratulated him on assuming this very prestigious and important position.

The President during the interaction discussed with the Chairman Kashmir Committee the various historical aspect, genesis of the Kashmir issue and United Nations resolutions on Kashmir.

President Masood Khan also apprised him of the current situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and exchanged views over the grave human rights situation, including killings, arbitrary arrests, and other crimes against humanity being committed by the occupation forces. 

Post Pulwama, said the President, the situation has worsened and Kashmiris all over India have been targeted by Hindu fundamentals and their affiliates. He added that despite the Kashmir issue gaining international recognition after Pulwama, the world must realise that durable peace in South Asia is not possible without the lasting resolution of the Kashmir dispute. He said that we must exploit this diplomatic space in garnering international support for the Kashmir issue.

Chairman Kashmir Committee reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolute and unyielding stand on the Kashmir issue and the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.  He expressed solidarity with the struggling people of Jammu and Kashmir and said that India must immediately stop violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

Both leaders endorsed the need to further awareness on Kashmir, especially at the multilateral forums, international think-tanks, academic institutions and also with parliaments in important global capitals.