Britain must complete its unfinished agenda on Kashmir: PaK Prez

Islamabad, May 6: Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) President Sardar Masood Khan Sunday urged upon United Kingdom to complete its unfinished agenda on Kashmir by ensuring people of their legitimate right to self-determination.
Addressing a joint news conference along with Member British Parliament Afzal Khan here, he said Britain had much responsibility than other international community in resolving the issue created during its rule on the sub-continue and at the time of its partition, which was still pending even after a period of around 70 years.
He said the issue could only be resolved through political diplomacy as Indian state terrorism would not work to suppress the people of Kashmir, who were struggling for their just right in line with the resolutions passed by Security Council of the United Nations.
The PaK president strongly condemned massive human rights violations being committed by forces, besides killings of innocent people, demolition of houses in the name of ‘cordon of and search operations,’ women molestations and illegal detention of Kashmiri leadership.
He said Pakistan and AJK government always effectively highlighted the issue on all international forums, extended all political, moral and diplomatic support to people in resolving the issue as per their wishes.
He said indigenous movement of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination would continue till getting rid of Indian subjugation, adding that lasting peace in South Asian region could not be achieved without resolving the issue.
Masood also highlighted the role of media in projecting the core issue of Kashmir between two nuclear states Pakistan and India, stressing the need for its more active participation at international level in exposing the real face of India and plight of Kashmiris.
Afzal Khan said, being member of British Parliament, he always made untiring efforts to highlight sufferings of people of Kashmir in the House of Commons and at every appropriate forum for early resolution of the Kashmir issue.
He said lasting peace and prosperity in the region could not be achieved without settling the issue, terming it a “nuclear flashpoint.”
“Britain is morally bound to complete its unfinished agenda on Kashmir,” he said, urging the UK government to play active role in resolving the issue as it did in the Northern Ireland.
He asked the international community to shun its double standards and play role in giving the inalienable to people of Kashmir.
He expressed the commitment to continue taking up the issue in the British Parliament with unflinching resolve and more passion.