Farooq appeals world to take serious notice of volatile Kashmir


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider has urged the international community to take immediate notice of the serious situation in the occupied Kashmir as India is violating the international laws by subjecting the Kashmiris to serious human rights violations.

Addressing a news conference here, he said India is trying to suppress the rights of Kashmiris and wants to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister said that all units of Pakistan are united over the issue of Kashmir and India will be given befitting response in case of any misadventure.

The Premier said that revocation of Article 370 would mainly harm the status of Jammu.  “India is using different tactics to make Occupied Kashmir its part. India is carrying out propaganda against Pakistan at international level and it is high time to counter that propaganda through effective strategy”, he added.

Raja Farooq Haider said the government has convened a joint session of the parliament tomorrow to review the situation in Occupied Kashmir. He said an emergency meeting of the AJK cabinet will also be held tomorrow (Tuesday) over the issue.

He said India is violating basic human rights in Occupied Kashmir. The leadership of Occupied Kashmir has been imprisoned in different jails.

Talking about Hurriyat leader, Yasin Malik, he said his life is in danger in the jail where he might have been given slow poisoning under custody by Indian forces.  

Meanwhile, AJK Prime Minister called former Prime Ministers Sardar Sikaner Hayyat Khan, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhary, Sardar Attique Ahmed, Opposition Leader Chaudhary Muhammad Yaseen, Former President Sardar Anwar, Mirza Shafique Jarral and others and discussed the latest situation of Occupied Kashmir. The Prime Minister invited them for All Parties Conference on 9th August. Chairman Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam is also expected to attend the APC.

Earlier, PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chairman Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam, Vice President PML-N Maryam Nawaz and others called Prime Minister Farooq Haider and expressed complete solidarity with the Kashmiris.