Muzaffarabad: Sardar Masood Khan President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has said Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir and Kashmir has no identity without Pakistan. “Kashmiris are not only bonded with Pakistan economically, geographically and culturally but their hearts are throbbing with Pakistanis,” President said while addressing Azadi Festival held here on Monday in connection with 71th Independence Day of Pakistan.
The Festival organized by Peace Group of Journalists was also attended by Commandant Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad, Brigadier Hassan Iqbal, Managing Director Peace Schools System, Professor
SabirHussainSiddiqui, Director Peace Group of Journalists, Saeed-ur-Siddiqui, Mr. Alwin John, Samuel, Bishop of Sialkot, Safeer Ahmed Raza, large number of the children of various schools and residents of the city.
President SardarMasood said August 14, 1947 was our destination as well beginning of a new journey to make newly established Pakistan a modern, welfare and prosperous country. This journey, he added will be continued till the objective is achieved.
Terming Pakistan as great gift from Almighty Allah, President said that it is our prime responsibility to protect this country and spare no effort to make Pakistan strong and stable in all respect. He said that while celebrating Independence Day we should not forget our brothers and sister in Occupied Kashmir who are terrifically suffering at the hands of Indian Army simply because of their love for Pakistan and the people of Pakistan.
The President highly appreciated Peace Group of Journalists for organizing a beautiful program to mark the Independence Day and said programs presented by children effectively depicted the sacrifices of our valiant armed forces and struggle of freedom fighters to achieve Independence.
The president said expressed his hope that that day is not far when people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir will also celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan with freedom.
Earlier in a message on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan, President SardarMasood Khan said Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir both ideologically and geographically. “People of Jammu and Kashmir had attached their fate with Pakistan seven year before Pakistan came into being when a representative delegation of Kashmiri people under the leadership of GhulamHaiderJandalvi attended All India Muslim League Working Committee meeting in Lahore that passed Pakistan resolution in 1940,” President Masood said.
He stated that this year we are celebrating our Independence Day when on one hand our beloved country is facing numerous challenges both internally and externally and on the other hand Indian army is killing and maiming those Kashmiri youths who dare to come to the streets of Occupied Valley with Pakistani flags in their hands.
President Masood Khan urged people forge greater unity according to the principles of father of nation Quaid-e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for safeguarding the integrity and solidarity of the country and success of Kashmir liberation struggle.
He vowed to carry forward the freedom struggle of Kashmir relentlessly to materialize the dream of Quaid Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and to achieve the real objectives of the struggle for separate homeland for the people of South Asia.