Kashmiri leadership hails collective stance of APC on Kashmir

By Arif Qureshi | October, 4, 2016 |

Islamabad: kashmiri leadership across the Line of Control expressed full satisfaction and pleasure over the successful All Parties Conference of political parties of Pakistan on Kashmir headed by Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, the leadership of Azad Kashmir and All Parities Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said the collective stance of Pakistani religious and political parties on Kashmir issue is a strong message to India and International community that the Pakistani political leadership, armed forces and whole nations standing right behind the principal stance of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir libration front (JKLF) spokesman Muhammad Rafiq Dar has welcomed and appreciated the joint declaration of yesterdays meeting of the heads of all parliamentary political parties of Pakistan, especially on expressing an unequivocal and unambiguous stand on Kashmir situation. JKLF hopes and expects that Govt. of Pakistan will adopt a pro Kashmir and pro-freedom policy to resolve this conflict through an unfettered right of self determination, Dar added. We hope international community understands the Kashmir situation through the prism of reality not falsehood that India is busy in propagating against Kashmir as well as Pakistan. JKLF has also thanked all these national political leaders of Pakistan especially PM Nawaz Sharief for organizing this meeting that was timely needed.

Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement vice chairman Altaf Ahmad Bhat in his response said the sitting of all political parties belonging to ruling and opposition on one point agenda Kashmir is a big success of Prime Minister Nawaz sharif who built a consensus on the issue which will certainly strengthen the struggle of Ksshmiri masses against Indian occupation and aggression in Indian controlled Kashmir.

Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider in his response said that the conference of parliamentary leaders was the display of National Unity and will send a strong message abroad that any daring act by the India will be defeated by the nation. He said the courage of the people fighting Indian brutalities had gone high as they read the joint declaration of the conference which will be a source of accelerating their struggle against Indian occupation and if India do something daring, the whole nation will unitedly fight against the aggression.

The speaker AJK legislative Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadersaid the country was passing through a crucial juncture which requires unity among the political parties and masses and advised political parties particularly Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) to avoid the politics of agitation for the sake of nation and country at this moment.

Former Prime Minister and Chief of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan has termed the conference as a welcome development and said the government and masses of Pakistan should firmly support the struggling people of Jammu and Kashmir as they according to him, are fighting the Pakistan’s war.

A spokesman of Pakistan Peoples Party Azad Kashmir Shukat Javaid Mir said it was an encouraging step for the people of Pakistan and Kashmir and will unite the nation against any aggression. “One voice will send a clear message that we will not tolerate anything silly by Indian and would have serious consequences,” Mir added.

People of all walks of life in AJK’s capital have also expressed their pleasure and satisfaction over the joint declaration of the conference and were of the view that the whole nation will fight the enemy if any aggression would be imposed against Pakistan. Abdul Razaq Khan, a leader of the trader’s community said the Prime Nawaz Sharif had taken a bold stance on Kashmir in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and India had tried to divert the attention of world community from the brutalities being committed in held Kashmir by escalating on Line of control (LOC) but failed to achieve the goal.

The Writer is Editor Daily Online News Paper “The Fortress” He can be reached at arifqoreshi@gmail.com

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