Kashmiris owe freedom to sacrifices of founding fathers

AJK President Sardar Masood Khan was addressing at 50th death anniversary of the hero of Jammu and Kashmir


APP December 19, 2017
AJK President Sardar Masood Khan was addressing at 50th death anniversary of the hero of Jammu and Kashmir. PHOTO: FILE

MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Monday said Kashmiris owe their freedom and solidarity to the sacrifices of founding fathers.

Addressing at 50th death anniversary of the hero of Jammu and Kashmir freedom struggle Chaudhry Ghulam Abbas, the AJK president said: "as a free nation, it is our duty to salute the heroic efforts of Abbas, whose sole aspiration was freedom for his fellow Kashmiris."

It was Abbas’s resolute stance that enabled Azad Kashmir's accession to Pakistan, he added. Abbas is remembered as the pioneer of Kashmir movement and the founding head of AJK government.

The AJK President said Abbas was a humble patriot whose loyalty for his people and country cannot be denied. "Today, we pay rich tribute to Abbas and renew our pledge in continuing his mission in liberating occupied Kashmir," Masood said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 19th, 2017.

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