Former Pakistani Ambassador and UN Chief Advisor Yousaf Buch passed away
MIRPUR - Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is extremely mourned over the demise of veteran Kashmiri intellectual Ambassador Muhammad Yousaf Buch, former Information minister and Ambassador of Pakistan and the pleader of Kashmir cause – who died in New York late Friday. AJK Prime minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the death of Buch, a great son of the soil, former Information minister and ambassador of Pakistan and former senior advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations who passed away at the age of 98. In his condolence message AJK premier said that Buch dedicated his life for the Kashmir cause. Buch,ran a Free Kashmir Centre in New York from 1957 to 1972. He remained a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General for over 18 years. AJK premier Raja Farooq Haider Khan, earlier, announced on Saturday that the great departed ambassador of the Kashmir cause would be laid to rest at the compound of the mausoleums of Mir Waiz Muhammad Yousaf Shah and K H Khursheed, the former Presidents of Azad Jammu & Kashmir in Muzaffarabad according to the wish of the prominent late Kashmiri intellectual and ambassador. The Prime Minister Saturday accorded formal approval for the burial of Yousaf Buch, a great son of the soil, with state honour in the State's capital town of Muzaffarabad.