Pakistan and AJK respect neutrality of UNMOGIP: Masood Khan

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (APP):President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan Friday said Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir fully respect the neutrality and impartiality of United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) regarding Kashmir issue.

He was speaking in a meeting with the Head of the Mission and Chief Military Observer, Major General José Eladio Alcaín, and other officers of UNMOGIP during his visit to Pakistan Headquarters of the United Nations.

During the meeting, the President said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan attach the highest importance to the second oldest peacekeeping mission of the United Nations, which has been rendering its services since 1951 with the highest degree of professionalism in pursuance of the UN Charter and the UN Security Council Resolutions, said a news release issued here.

The President also apprised the Head of the Mission about the situation along the Line of Control and informed him that the Government of Pakistan, Government of Azad Kashmir and the Armed Forces of Pakistan have come up with a comprehensive strategy to provide protection and relief to the residents living along the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir, that includes construction of bunkers and increase in compensation for the affectees.

The President wished the Observers well and assured them of the full cooperation in completion of their mission.