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Qazi terms LoC as bloody line


ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Amir Qazi Hussain Ahmad has said that Line of Control (LoC) is a bloody line and they would allow no one to make it a Line of Commerce. He said this on Tuesday in a joint press conference along with All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) delegation, who came to Pakistan under Chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The JI leader said that India had taken the issue of Kashmir to United Nations and in the presence of its representative the issue was accepted as a dispute. He said, “accepting Kashmir’ issue as a dispute UNO accepted that self determination is the right of Kashmiris. We have the same stance that Kasmiris would decide their future themselves.”

The JI Amir said that any solution in contradiction to national stance of Pakistan would not be acceptable to them. He said that they don’t accept India as a major power adding that Ummmah is on the right path and the right path is the real power. He said that Ummah is supporting Kashmiris and it is their duty to provide justice to Kashmiris. Qazi said India wants to occupy 800 Kanal of land in Kashmir for constructing a temple. He said that the same happened in Palestine.

On this occasion, the APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that JI role is significant as far as freedom movement and Kashmir dispute is concern. He added that Kasmiris have emotional attachment with Pakistan. Mirwaiz said Kashmir is not an issue of border dispute or area; rather, it is an issue of the future of 14 million Kashmiris. The APHC leader said that Kashmiris were never involved in the dialogue. He said that they all agree on freedom but have differences on modalities.

He appealed Pakistan and India to forward proposals in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir. “President and Prime Minister of Pakistan have assured us that the government will represent aspirations of Kashmiris and we believe that it will formulate a policy regarding Kashmir according to the wishes of the people.”

The APHC chairman termed his meeting with Syed Ali Gilani as a positive development saying that differences were decreased and committees were formed. Abdul Ghani Butt and Yousaf Nasim besides other leaders of APHC were accompanying Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. While, Qazi Hussain Ahmad was assisted by JI Secretary General Syed Munawar Hassan, JI Naib Amir Liaqat Baloch, JI AJK Amir Sardar Ijaz Afzal, and JI AJK former Amir Abdul Rashid Turabi.-SANA

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