Asif Zardari condemns remarks of AJK PM, demands retraction and apology

Islamabad July 30, 2017: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the statement of AJK Prime Minister in which he said that after the Supreme Court disqualifying Mr. Nawaz Sharif from holding public office the Kashmiris will seriously rethink whether they wished to join Pakistan or India.
Addressing a press conference along with Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider said on Saturday that the AJK people would now think with which country they should seek annexation of their territory.
In a statement today the former President condemned the remarks of AJK PM as “atrocious and insulting to the decades long freedom struggle of Kashmiris and their right to self determination promised to them by the UN”.
How can the UN Resolutions and the inalienable right of Kashmiris to self determination be bartered away with the disqualification of Mr Nawaz Sharif by a judicial process, he asked.

Terming the remarks as “totally unacceptable” Mr Zardari also demanded of the AJK PM to retract his statement and apologize to the people of Kashmir.


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