MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan held two meetings with Kashmiri leaders here on Wednesday and discussed future strategy to highlight the Kashmir issue at national and international platforms. While seeking suggestions from them, he reiterated his resolve to continue raising the issue of Kashmir at every platform. He said the cries of oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir, including men, women and children, were knocking at the conscience of the world community.
In a meeting with a delegation of All Parties Hrriyat Conference headed by Syed Abdullah Gillani and Syed Faiz Naqshbandi here during his day-long visit in connection with the annual Kashmir Solidarity Day observed across Pakistan and the Azad Jammu & Kashmir, the prime minister assured the delegation that Pakistan would continue extending its moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people until they were given their right to self- determination. The delegation comprised Abdul Majeed Malik, Syed Ijaz Rehmani, Sheikh Muhammad Yaqoob, Abdul Majeed Mir, Sheikh Abdul Mateen and Javed Iqbal Butt.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Kashmir Affairs Minister Ali Amin Gandapur, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Syed Fakhar Imam, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider and the AJK Legislative Assembly Speaker also attended the meeting.
Reiterating his point of view, Imran Khan said the fascist face of the Indian government toeing the philosophy of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) stood exposed to the world.
The Hurriyat delegation appreciated the Government of Pakistan, particularly Prime Minister Imran Khan for globally highlighting the prevailing situation in the IOJ&K, including the oppressive unilateral actions of the Indian government, inhumane lockdown, communications blackout, and human right violations by the Indian occupation forces.
The delegation thanked the prime minister for effective representing the sentiments of the Kashmir people and also put forward some proposals to further highlight the issue in the world.
The APHC members told the prime minister that the Kashmiri people had special affection for him and also raised slogans in his favour. Even the Kashmiri people, who were martyred, desired to be buried with their body wrapped in the Pakistani flag.
In another meeting with a delegation of the leaders of the parliamentary parties in the AJK Legislative Assembly headed by President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf AJK chapter Barrister Sultan Mahmood during his day long visit here in connection with annual Kashmir Solidarity Day, the prime minister suggested the formation of a committee for the purpose with the representation from the parliamentary parties in AJK Assembly and All Parties Hurriyat Conference.
The delegation comprised Chairman of Muslim Conference Sardar Attiq Ahmed Khan, President of Muslim Conference Mirza Shafiq Ahmed Jarral, Parliamentary Leader of Jamat-e-Islami Abdul Rashed Turabi, President of Jamat-e-Islami Dr Khalid Mahmood, President of Pakistan Peoples Party AJK Chapter Sardar Hassan Ibrahim, AJKLA Opposition Leader AJKLA Chaudhry Yasin and President PPP AJK Chapter Chaudhry Latif Akbar.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Kashmir Affairs Minister Ali Amin Gandapur, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Syed Fakhar Imam, Prime Minister of AJK Raja Farooq Haider and speaker of AJK Assembly also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Imran Khan viewed that all of the political parties and the people of Pakistan and Kashmir were unanimous on the subject of the Kashmiris’ right to self determination.