Peaceful solution to Kashmir issue vital to avert nuclear clash: Masood

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ISLAMABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Mohammad Masood Khan, welcoming the appointment of Yousef Aldobeay as OIC’s special envoy on Kashmir, has described it an important development toward projecting the Kashmir cause on the global level.

Yousef Aldobeay of Saudi Arabia, who was appointed special envoy on Kashmir at the conclusion of 14th OIC summit conference held in Makkah Mukarramah, will put forward to the organization, his proposals and recommendations for a peaceful political and diplomatic solution to Kashmir conflict.

Speaking on return home after representing people of Jammu and Kashmir at the summit for the first time in the OIC’s history, Sardar Masood Khan expressed gratitude to the host of the summit Khadim-e-Harmayn Sharifayn King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz and Crown-Prince Mohamed Bin Salman for taking special interest in Kashmir issue, and inviting elected leadership of Azad Kashmir to represent people of the state at the summit.

Sardar Masood Khan said that his participation in the OIC summit had opened the doors of another international forum to project Kashmir cause, and to highlight the struggle of Kashmiri people for the attainment of their right to self-determination in its real perspective.

The AJK president particularly expressed gratitude to the OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen for forthrightly supporting the struggle of Kashmiri people for the right of self-determination and demanding immediate cessation of the worst human rights violations at the hands of Indian occupation forces in the held territory.

Sardar Masood Khan asserted that his participation in the OIC summit is evident that the Kashmir liberation struggle is gaining vehement support on the international level, and the international community has now realized that India was committing serious crimes against humanity in order to perpetuate its illegitimate occupation of Kashmir.