Masood, Qureshi urges for unity on Kashmir issue


MUZAFFARABAD: The AJK President, Sardar Masood Khan has said that 800,000 Indian troops deployed in occupied Kashmir while declaring blackout at night, are busy in slaughtering the Kashmiri people like sacrificial animals, and the state of Pakistan will have to save them because they are Pakistani citizens in every sense.

Addressing a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the presidency here, he appreciated the government, parliament and the people of Pakistan for showing prompt reaction over the brutal steps taken by the Indian government in the held territory. However, he maintained that still a lot is to be done to bring an end to the Indian repression against the oppressed Kashmiri people.

The AJK president regarded as encouraging the concern expressed by the Chinese government during the visit of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as well as the statements of the foreign ministers of Turkey, Malaysia and Sweden over the situation of occupied Kashmir, and said that complete harmony existed among Pakistan Foreign Office, Azad Kashmir and occupied Kashmir at this delicate juncture today.

“Complete unity and cohesion are vital to give a befitting response to the enemy,” he said adding that we would have to reject the agenda of split, and work on the agenda of unity and cohesion to protect rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Pakistan.

He said that it was beyond doubt that Pakistan is a peaceful and responsible state, and instead of war against India, it desired to resolve the Kashmir issue through peaceful means. However, he said people question the logic that the military of one country is massacring innocent people, but the military of the other state is not protecting its citizens?