By our correspondent.
LAHORE: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President, Sardar Masood Khan has described Kashmir and Pakistan as inseparable and urged the youth to strive hard for the liberation of Kashmir to complete the state of Pakistan.
He made these remarks while addressing a Kashmir seminar organised by the School of Media Studies of Punjab University. The event was also addressed by Vice-Chancellor Punjab University Prof Dr Niaz Ahmed, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, journalist Dr Mujahid Ali Mansoori, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Umbreen Javaid, Director School of Communication Studies Prof Dr Noshina Saleem while faculty members and a large number of students participated.
“The state of Pakistan is incomplete without the inclusion of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and without the participation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. If they (Kashmiris) are not with you, you are not complete as a state,” Masood told a motivated crowd of youth amid a round of applause.
Addressing directly to the students of Mass Communication, the President urged the students to build a narrative of hope and optimism to take the state of Pakistan to the front rank of nations of the world in the next ten to twenty years. “It is your sublime objective because you are architects and builders of Pakistan,” he said.
Saying that father of nation defied and turned impossible into a possible by creating a separate homeland for the Muslims, AJK President asserted that he wanted to see the same spirit of making an impossible into possible in the youth of the country for transforming Pakistan into a genuine Islamic welfare state.
The President advised the youth to utilise their energies for the development of the country as an economically strong and militarily strengthened Pakistan could better help liberate Kashmir from brutal Indian occupation.
Referring to the situation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood said that India is committing serious war crimes in held Kashmir and was engaged in genocide of the Muslims. He said that the Indians are dishonouring the whole Muslim nation by molesting our sisters and daughters in IOJK.
“Everyday young men of your age gun down, they are buried in unidentified locations and their parents run from pillar to post to get the locations of the dead bodies of their fallen sons,” Khan said and added that women in Kashmir are molested, objectified and fetish sized to collectively punish Kashmiris for their defiance to illegal Indian rule.
He said that now the international community was raising voice against the violation of human rights in Kashmir and it has provided us with an opportunity to capture the moment and benefit from this wave of support across the globe.
We must further mobilize the international community to garner support for the freedom of Kashmir. We must develop a political ecosystem in Pakistan, he said. He maintained that the innocent Kashmiris are facing Indian brutalities with valour and they would never compromise over their right to self-determination.
About the US role in resolving Kashmir issue, he said that the US president had assured Kashmiris of his support during the election campaign and now we would continue to remind him about his promise.
He went on to say that we should not think that only occupied Kashmir is burning and we in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir is safe. The fact of the matter is that as long as Kashmir is burning, no one is safe at all under any circumstances. Because leaders of India’s BJP and RSS have said that Kashmir is beginning and that they would occupy Azad Kashmir and snatch Baluchistan from Pakistan to create an “Akhand Bharat”.