AJK govt to observe protest day on Jan 14

AJK govt to observe protest day on Jan 14

Kashmiris stand by Pak Army: Majeed

Hameed Shaheen

MUZAFFARABAD – The Azad Kashmir government will observe Black Day on January 14 in response to unprovoked firing from Indian troops on Line of Control (LOC) which resulted in martyrdom of two Pakistani soldiers. Addressing a protest rally against the recent incident of firing on LOC in Central Press Club here, the AJ&K Premier Ch. Abdul Majeed said that protest demonstration would be held before Indian High Commission in Islamabad. He asked the Kashmiris settled abroad to lodge their protests to the major international humanitarian bodies. The Prime Minister announced that on the very day, protests would be marked across the state, says a govt brief Friday.

The Prime Minister lauded the efforts by Pakistan government to highlight Kashmir issue in international fora and also backed the dialogue process between Pakistan and India.\”President Zardari declared in United Nations that Kashmir was still a disputed issue: Pakistan wants to resolve all the outstanding issues with India through dialogue, however no compromise would ever be made on Kashmir issue”, he stated.

Ch. Majeed condemned the conspiracies hatched to derail democracy in Pakistan saying the government of Pakistan was combating the challenges on one hand and on the other such forces were trying to change the geography of Pakistan. “India is hell bent for committing worst aggression on borders and unfortunately long march calls are being given on this crucial moment.It is conspiracy not only against democracy and government but also against Pakistan”, he warned. The Prime Minister assured Pakistan Army that Kashmiris are determinedly with them.

He asked Indian leadership that if they wanted durable peace in South Asia it was imperative to resolve Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions. He said that he would talk to Hurriyet leadership to respond to our call for observing January 14 as Black day. He also appealed to Kashmiris residing abroad to present memorandums to the International bodies to remind them of their responsibility to take solid measures and put pressure on India for the resolution of 63-year pending Kashmir issue.

“Kashmiri nation is with Armed forces of Pakistan; we can even render our funds to consolidate and strengthen the defense line of Pakistan”, he remarked. The Prime Minster made an appeal to UN Secretary General to constitute a commission of inquiry for the incident so that such acts could be avoided in future. Speaker AJ&K legislative Assembly Sardar Ghulam Sadiq, Minister of the government of AJ&K Matloob Inqalabi, Javeed Ayub, Faisal Rathor, Akbar Ibrahim, Farzana Yaqoob, Afsar Shahid and others also addressed the rally.

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