Negotiated solution for Kashmir issue imminent: Dr. Hamam


MUZAFFARABAD: Leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sheikh Dr Hamam Hamoudi, who is currently on a visit to Azad Kashmir as the head of a five-member parliamentary delegation has stressed the need for resolving Kashmir issue through talks between Pakistan and India as per wishes of the Kashmiri people and the UN Security Council resolutions.

Talking to media after a meeting with the AJK President Sardar Masood Khan at Aiwane Sadr here on Tuesday, he stressed the international community to play its role in securing an end to human rights violations being committed by India in occupied Kashmir, and to help the Kashmiri people get their internationally recognized right to self-determination.

Exhorting the need for talks between Pakistan and India for the resolution of all issues including Kashmir, Dr Humam Hamoudi said that durable peace was inevitable for development, prosperity and stability of the region. He maintained that the people of the beautiful Kashmir territory were faced with miseries due to long-outstanding Kashmir issue.

Leader of the Iraqi parliamentary delegation said that his government was desirous of bilateral cooperation with Pakistan and Azad Kashmir in different sectors including education, health and energy.

Earlier talking to the visiting Iraqi parliamentary delegation, the AJK president asserted that the Indian occupation forces in violation of all international laws and established human values were busy in perpetrating a reign of state terror against defenseless, peaceful and innocent citizens of the Occupied Kashmir.   

Sardar Masood Khan regretted that on the one hand, India is ruthlessly killing the Kashmiri people through the worst state terrorism while on the other, it is declaring their peaceful liberation struggle as terrorism to hoodwink the international community.

Under a preplanned strategy, India is bent upon changing the demography of the held territory so as to turn in its favour the results of plebiscite if it compels to hold under the global pressure. For this purpose, the Indian government wanted to introduce amendments in its constitution to abolish the special status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He appreciated the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sheikh Dr. Humam Hamoudi for supporting principled strand of Pakistan and the Azad Kashmir government on the Kashmir issue.