ISLAMABAD: Labour Party’s Councillor Waheed Akbar today called on Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir here at Jammu and Kashmir House, Islamabad.
President Azad Kashmir while welcoming the Councillor, commended him on this efforts in engaging with the Members of Parliament from Luton and the uniting the diaspora community in raising the issue of Kashmir. He said that the United Kingdom has a huge population hailing from Kashmir and Pakistan who have successfully integrated into the social and political fabric of their country of adoption.
He commended the Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora community for winning the respect of the host countries by hard work, professionalism and commitment.
The President said that the issue of Kashmir has remained unresolved for the past seventy years and is the unfinished agenda of the partition of the Subcontinent. He said that India has not accepted the partition and till this is punishing the people of Kashmir by using force and torture as a weapon to subdue the unarmed freedom struggle in Kashmir.
President Masood Khan reiterated the need to utilise modern means of communication in retaliation to the false narrative propagated by India about terrorism in Indian Occupied Kashmir and that this issue is a bilateral matter. “The world needs to know the horrendous human rights violations taking place in IOK. The matter is not a bilateral issue and the Kashmiris cannot be excluded from the talks.”
The President urged forging unity among our diaspora community and work in harmony towards the resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions. He commended the community for their protest and united stance on the eve of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to London.
Councillor Waheed assured his full support to the President and vowed to continue mobilizing the diaspora community towards raising their voice for the people of Kashmir who are being subjected to unimaginable atrocities.
Councillor Waheed Akbar is also the Chairman of the Labour Party from the Leagrave Ward of Luton.