Muzaffarabad – Shoaib Mehmood:
The AJK President Sardar Masood Khan while welcoming the efforts to pave the way for peace and security in South Asia made it clear that without resolving the Kashmir issue trust between India and Pakistan cannot be restored.
Talking to media after a meeting with Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, he said confidence cannot be built between Pakistan and India without cessation of Indian repression against the innocent Kashmiri people, reversal of unlawful Indian actions of August 5, 2019, and the resolution of Kashmir issue following the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
“The efforts for peace and security cannot be result-oriented without building confidence between the two countries,” he unequivocally declared. The AJK President again repeated his appeal to the Pakistani political parties to set aside their petty differences, and hammer out a joint strategy on the Kashmir issue to convey a unanimous message to the world parliaments.
The AJK president said that the Kashmiri people were being deprived of their land, and non-Kashmiri Indian subjects were being settled there while the Kashmiri youth are martyred in fake encounters daily. The Pakistani political parties and the parliamentary leaders including Qasim Suri can play an important, effective and key role in bringing an end to the agonies of the Kashmiri people.
Speaking on the occasion, the deputy speaker of the National Assembly said that he was happy to come to the state metropolis to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people who have been fighting for their freedom for several decades.
He said that several generations of Kashmiris had offered unprecedented sacrifices for their freedom and the right to self-determination, and they have played an active role in every era to strengthen the bonds of the Jammu and Kashmir state with Pakistan. Being the custodian of the parliament of Pakistan, he went on to say that all parliamentary parties of Pakistan are united for the solution of the Kashmir issue.
Deputy Speaker National Assembly said that Kashmir was the jugular vein of Pakistan, and Pakistan would not hesitate from offering any sacrifice to defend this lifeline.