Farooq Rehmani greets Bilawal on assuming Foreign Minister’s charge

Islamabad, April 28 (KMS): Convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has congratulated Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on taking oath as Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said Pakistan is facing daunting challenges both internally as well as externally on many fronts. Kashmir, the long drawn dispute of late 1940s, he added, poses a big test due to India’s aggressive policies in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, such as persecution of the inhabitants of the besieged region, prosecution of its leaders, gross and flagrant violations of the human rights and apathetic trend of the world community towards the Kashmir dispute.

He hoped that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as a grandson of late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto would take the lingering conflict of Jammu and Kashmir to higher horizons of international diplomacy so that India could be forced to resolve it in accordance with the principles of the right to self-determination and relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.

“It’s hoped that the movement for right to self-determination in Jammu and Kashmir would receive basic focus in your government.” He hoped that the new government of Shahbaz Shareef would lay down sound solid basis for the struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for ending India’s illegal occupation.