AJK President expresses concern over human rights abuses in IOK

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AJK President appreciates Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue

MIRPUR (AJK), Sep 15 (APP): President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan Thursday condemned the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and expressed his deep concern over the apathy of the International community over such ugly situation.

The AJK President was talking to Prof. Paolo Cotta Ramusino, Secretary General of the International NGO Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs who called on him on Thursday.

President AJK discussed with the Prof. Paolo Cotta Ramusino
the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and peace and stability in South Asia.

Sardar Masood Khan said the people of Jammu and Kashmir are determined to continue their struggle for the realization of the right of self determination. They would not be deterred by Indian state terrorism in IOK.

AJK President said that United Nation must respond to the
catastrophic situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.

The AJK President appreciated the constructive role being
played by Pugwash conferences in pursuit of peace and stability all around the world. He particularly thanked Pugwash for its interest in South Asia and Kashmir.

Prof. Ramusino stressed, on this occasion, the need for
communication between India and Pakistan and the Kashmiris on both sides of the LoC to promote dialogue to resolve all issues.

He said that Pugwash would continue its efforts to make
discreet contacts with both sides to pave the way for engagements.