COAS assures AJK PM of full support to Kashmir cause


Discuss situation in Indian occupied Kashmir

Staff Reporter

Newly-elected Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday and .discussed with him the prevailing situation in the Indian-occupied Kashmir.

According to a press release issued by the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations, both discussed unilateral steps being taken by India in the held territory and the situation along the Line of Control.

Paying rich tributes to the late Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the army chief said that he strug-gled for the right of self-determination of the Kash-miris all his life selflessly.

General Bajwa also felicitated Sardar Niazi on tak-ing office as AJK prime minister and expressed his best wishes for the progress of the state of Kashmir.

Prime Minister Niazi, on the other hand, praised Pakistan Army for its role in the provision of secu-rity and development of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

General Bajwa assured the AJK prime minister that the Pakistan Army stood by the Kashmiris as firm as a rock, and it would continue to support them till they achieved their right of self-determination.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also called on Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Ba-jwa, the military media wing said.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, both the leaders discussed matters of mutual inter-est, including defence and security cooperation along with the current situation in Afghanistan.

The statement further cited that the two dignitaries also took up cooperation in multiple fields including security cooperation, joint training and counter-terrorism domain.

General Bajwa reiterated to work for peace and stability in Afghanistan and he assured to support the establishment of an inclusive government in the neighbouring country.

Dominic Raab, during the meeting, said that diplo-matic cooperation with Pakistan will be expanded at all levels. Pakistan played a key role in the current situation in Afghanistan, he said while commending Pakistan’s efforts in evacuations from Afghanistan.

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