KPL promoting Kashmir as thriving, developing region: Afridi

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Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi Sunday said peace and development became a new normal in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) after the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) opened a new vista of economic growth there.

Addressing a press conference here at the AJK Prime Minister’s House along with AJK Prime Minister Abdul Qayyum Niazi, Shehryar Afridi said that while Kashmiris across the globe were observing August 15 as Black Day, the people across Pakistan stood firm to express solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren on this occasion.

Afridi said on the one hand, India was systematically killing the Kashmiris in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), while on the other, the Kashmiris in AJK were enjoying their rights of freedom. “Peace, development, progress and prosperity are a part of a new era in AJK,” he remarked.

He said that KPL should not be seen in isolation as the KPL had opened a new vista of opportunities for the Kashmiri youth.

The chairman urged the Kashmiri youth to become a part of development process which had brought a new hope and opportunities for the Kashmiri youth.

Shehryar Khan Afridi said the KPL had brought along tourism and economic activity in AJK which benefited the local people through direct and indirect involvement with the league.

“Today, there is no room available in Muzaffarabad for visitors as tourists and spectators have occupied all hotels and guest houses.

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