PaK president draws 6-point agenda for ‘success of Kashmir struggle’

President of Pakistan Administered Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has presented a six-point agenda for Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) for “success” of their struggle for right to self-determination and subsequent peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions.
PaK president draws 6-point agenda for ‘success of Kashmir struggle’
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President of Pakistan Administered Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has presented a six-point agenda for Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) for "success" of their struggle for right to self-determination and subsequent peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions.

Elaborating his agenda in a statement, issued on Sunday, Khan underlined the need of complete unity and harmony in PaK and strengthening of contacts and coordination with the pro-freedom leadership across the divide.

"The nations which have discord and disharmony in their ranks can never achieve freedom," he warned.

He said Kashmiris also needed to multiply their friends to reach out to and influence through them the powerful quarters across the globe.

"Pakistan has been our most effective advocate. The 200 million population of Pakistan is on our back and we are not alone in our struggle or weak, but we have to utilise the clout of over 8 million Pakistanis and Kashmiri diaspora particularly in North America, Europe and Gulf countries to convey our messages to the powerful quarters," he said.

Maintaining that the US administration, US Congress, European Union and European Parliament were exponents of international law and the Kashmir cause was in limbo because of them, Khan said Kashmiris would also take their narrative to them and ask them to discourage "India's bellicose jingoism and bloodthirstiness in held-Kashmir and support the irrefutable verity that Kashmir being an internationally recognised dispute needed immediate settlement in the interest of global peace."

"We will also repeatedly knock the doors of UN, Human Rights Council and other relevant global forums to divert their attention towards Kashmir," he said.

The PaK president, who has spent three decades in the foreign service of Pakistan, said the UN was duty-bound to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.  "We are thankful to Ban Ki-moon for expressing concern on Kashmir from time to time and offering mediation by him in the event of willingness by both countries," he said. However, since India was not prepared to accept mediation, the UN Secretary-General should use his good offices and appoint a special emissary for Kashmir without waiting for consent from India, he said "If special representatives can be appointed for other regions, why not the one for Kashmir," he said. The PaK president also called upon India to resume parleys with Pakistan "without further ado" and hold composite dialogue on Kashmir.

"Kashmir should not figure as a component of agenda but the only agenda for bilateral talks," he said.

He also urged the political and civil society of India to "help stop their government and troops from perpetrating massacres of innocent and unarmed people in held Kashmir, with impunity." "People of India achieved their freedom (in 1947) by offering sacrifices. Now they should neither let their government deprive Kashmiris of freedom nor keep mum and thus become partners in war crimes being committed by the troops in held Kashmir." The president also urged the political parties, civil society and media in PaK to extend full cooperation for implementation of the agenda. "It's only the unanimity, mutual consensus and joint efforts that can help us achieve these goals," he said.

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