Masood Khan chairs 54th Budget Session of Jammu and Kashmir Council

Islamabad:  The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Ahmed Khan, has said that the struggle of the people of Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir would continue until the Kashmiris in IOK win their freedom and attain their right to self determination.

The AJK president made these remarks while presiding over a meeting of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council, in his capacity as the Vice Chairman of the Council here on Monday. He said that the plight of the Kashmiris at the hands of the Indian occupation forces is increasing every day. He said that the Kashmir Council would continue to monitor the deteriorating human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

The AJK Council’s sitting, in which Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan and Minister In charge for the AJK Council, Barjees Tahir, presented the Council’s budget for the financial year 2017-18, outlining many development projects particularly focusing on the infrastructure and road network. The meeting was attended by the Federal Minister for Defense, Engr. Khurram Dastagir, AJK Finance Minister Najeeb Naqvi and Senator Yaqoob Nasir.

During his budget statement the Federal Minister Barjees Tahir said that India was pursuing a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing against the Kashmiris. He said that Kashmiris would never abandon their inalienable right to self determination.

The AJK Council session also offered Fatiha for the martyrs in IOK and those who have embraced Shahadat as a result of constant hostile fire against civilians and armed personnel of Pakistan across the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir.

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