ISLAMABAD: (APP) Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday reaffirmed that Pakistan would continue to support the just cause of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) politically, diplomatically and ethically at every forum .
"Pakistan remains committed to peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue through negotiations and dialogue," he added.
He was talking to Masood Khan, PML-N's candidate for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President, who called on him here at the PM House, a press release of the PM Office media wing said.
The Prime Minister reiterated his condemnation of the Indian state oppression against the innocent and defenceless people in the IOK.
The struggle of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) for their right to self-determination had been reinforced by every passing generation with new zeal and spirit, he observed.
The Prime Minister appreciated the role of Masood Khan in highlighting the Kashmir cause during his various diplomatic assignments particularly during his tenure as Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN.
Masood Khan thanked the Prime Minister for nominating him as PML-N's candidate for the office of AJK President.
Expressing his gratitude, Masood Khan said he would work for the well-being and betterment of the people of AJK and would help in highlighting the just freedom cause of the IOK.