• AJK PM says Kashmiris are ready to shed the last drop of blood for the freedom of Kashmir
  • Raja Farooq says Kashmir issue should be resolved in line with the UNSC's resolutions
  • Kashmir is not just a territorial issue but was a matter of concern for eight million people

ISLAMABAD: AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Wednesday said every Kashmiri  would fight for the freedom of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K)  till the last drop of his blood.

“We have given every kind of sacrifice and are again ready to shed the  last drop of blood for the freedom of Kashmir from the clutches of Indian  forces," he said while addressing participants of a National Parliamentarians  Conference on Kashmir.

The day-long conference titled “Urgent Need for Humanitarian Efforts"  was organized by the Senate of Pakistan.

He called for holding talks with India on Kashmir issue with a cautious  note as this would not help resolve Kashmir issue.

Raja Farooq said the Kashmir issue should be resolved in line with the  resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and  aspirations of people the Kashmir.

He said Kashmir was not just a territorial issue but was a matter of  concern for eight million people who were demanding their legitimate  right of self-determination from India.

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) premier appreciated that Pakistan  always wanted resolution of Kashmir issue according to the aspirations  of Kashmiris, adding Pakistan enjoyed a high moral ground because of  its principled stance.

The PM said people on both sides of Line of Control were looking for  practical steps from Pakistan for resolving the issue that Kashmiris  were facing for the last 72 years.

He said thousands of Kashmiris had been killed by Indian occupying  forces while 10,000 women had been rendered widows and 10,000  became orphans.

Thousands of Kashmiris had lost their eyesight due to use of pellet  guns by Indian occupation army while unmarked graveyards had also  been found, he added.

He said for the last 44 days, the people of Kashmir had been  confined to their houses and they were facing shortage of medicines  and food.

Raja Farooq Haider said Kashmir was the defence line for Pakistan  and thanked Senate of Pakistan for holding the conference for  highlighting the miseries of Kashmiris.