Published On: Sat, May 25th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

Masood Khan urges security experts to form a strategy to deal with India for peace

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ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President, Sardar Mohammad Masood Khan has urged national security experts and policy makers to come up with a strategy to deal with India for peace and security in the region in the wake of Bharatiya Janata Party’s second stint in the power.

Addressing a seminar titled: “Indian Occupied Kashmir Situation after the Indian Elections” organized by Centre for Global and Strategic Studies in Islamabad AJ&K President Masood Khan said there should be a strategy to respond to all these developments that take place in the region. He emphasized, the strategy should aim to make Pakistan secure and defining its policy viz-a-viz India at the same time.

Terming Jammu and Kashmir dispute as the root cause of the tensions and confrontation between India and Pakistan, Masood Khan said our political and diplomatic strategy on Kashmir should hinge on an economically, strategically and politically strong Pakistan.

Highlighting the agenda of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party viz-a-viz Pakistan, people of Kashmir and the Muslims citizens of India, AJK President said Narendra Modi in his recently concluded elections rallies spearheaded a venomous anti-Muslim campaign calling Muslims in India subversive, Pakistan as an arch enemy and Kashmiris struggling for freedom as traitors.

He said the BJP’s 2019 manifesto has also declared intent to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35 A to snatch the symbolic autonomy given to the state.

Former director general Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani, Pakistan’s former permanent representative to the United Nations Zameer Akram, former Pakistani high commissioner to India Abdul Basit Khan, wife of incarcerated Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Mohammad Yasin Malik, Mushaal Hussein Mullick, former law and justice minister and expert of international law Ahmer Bilal Sufi, Lieutenant General (retd) Ghulam Mustafa, Brigadier (retd) Dr Mohammad Khan, Brigadier (retdf) Saeed Nazir also addressed the seminar.