Peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue inevitable for lasting peace: Farooq

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KOTLI: AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi’s policies are a perpetual security threat to South Asia.

Addressing oath taking ceremony of District Bar Kotli here on Monday, he said resolution of the longstanding Kashmir issue through peaceful means is inevitable for lasting peace in the region.

He appealed international community to stop India from changing demography of the Occupied Kashmir.He said Indian troops are committing war crimes in the occupied territory and added India will never be able to suppress passion of Kashmiris for the right to self determination.

Raja Farooq Haider asked lawyers to become voice for the oppressed people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and highlight the plight of Kashmiris at all available forums. “Through 13th Amendment which empowered the AJK Legislative Assembly, I have achieved the purpose of my life. Our government not only enhanced the strength of the judges in apex judiciary but also appointed the permanent judges in High and Supreme Courts”, Haider added.

Earlier, Prime Minister administered oath to the newly elected body of the District Bar Kotli and announced a grant of Rs. 10 lakh for the Bar.

Meanwhile, presiding over district development review meeting, he directed concerned quarters to take special initiative for the welfare of the Line of Control constituencies and provide ambulances to the health units.

The Prime Minister also directed the concerned quarters to step up work on the ongoing schemes and accomplish projects under PM Community Infrastructure Development Program by June this year.