PML-N, PPP, JUI-F leadership visit Muzaffarabad: Pakistan govt, opposition unanimous on Kashmir issue Aug 07, 2020
ISLAMABAD- MIRPUR ,A parliamentary delegation led by the Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif Friday called on AJK President, Sardar Masood Khan in the state metropolis and expressed solidarity with the people of Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) struggling for their freedom and right to
Former Pakistan Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and JUI-F Member of National Assembly Asad Mehmood were also part of the delegation.
The president observed that that there was complete consensus among the government of Pakistan and the opposition who were unanimous on Kashmir issue.
Talking to media persons after the meeting, the AJK President Sardar Masood Khan thanked members of the delegation for visiting Muzaffarabad, and expressing solidarity with the people of IIOJK and AJK.
The president said that the visit of the Pakistani opposition parties would not only reinvigorate the efforts for the unity and solidarity in the country but it would also send a very positive message to the besieged Kashmiri people on the other side of the Line of Control.
He maintained that recently, the Pakistani Prime Minister also addressed the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, and conveyed a message of solidarity, while today the Leader of the Opposition did the same, and put across a message that in Pakistan both opposition and government were unanimous in extending wholehearted support to the people of Kashmir.
The AJK president said it was a matter of great satisfaction that the political forces of the country were on same page on the issue of Kashmir despite their variances.
The people of Kashmir, he said would continue their struggle until they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination and the day was not far off when their heroic struggle would crown with the success and their sacrifices would bear the fruit.
Sardar Masood Khan also expressed his deep gratitude to other political parties of Pakistan who had always made Kashmir issue a rallying point.
On this occasion, the PML-N chief Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that all political forces of the country were united on the issue of Kashmir, and today he had visited Muzaffarabad with a parliamentary delegation to send a message of solidarity, unity and love to the elders, youth, women and children of IIOJK who were engaged in the matchless struggle for the liberation of their motherland.
He assured that 220 million people of Pakistan stood by their Kashmir brethren, and they were ready to offer all kind of sacrifices to make the Kashmir’s liberation movement a success.
Paying tributes to the people of IIOJK for their courageous struggle, Shahbaz Sharif said that the history of Kashmir was full of sacrifices.
The people of Occupied valley had been waging an epoch-making struggle for more than 70 years.
Asserting that the people of Pakistan consider brethren in IOJK as part of their body and soul, Shehbaz Sharif said that the hearts of Pakistani people throb with them.
Earlier, during his meeting with the President of Azad Kashmir, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Raja Pervez Ashraf said that his party PPP had a long association with Kashmir and previous governments of the party had raised the voice of Kashmiri people all over the world and had kept the nation together on the issue.
Leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and Member National Assembly Asad Mehmood said that his party had the honour of chairing parliamentary Kashmir Committee in the governments of PPP and the PML-N and effectively highlighting the Kashmir issue at the national and international levels.