PTI’s govt waging policy to divide Kashmir: Latif Akbar

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MUZAFFARABAD: The steps being taken by the PTI led federal government show that it is waging the policy of dividing Kashmir, Imran Khan and AJK PM Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan should clear their positions, said the President PPP AJK, Chaudhry Latif Akbar here on Tuesday. He expressed this while addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad. Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has openly said that PPP will never accept division of Kashmir, he added. He said that Indian PM Narendra Modi started taking illegal steps in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) just after PTI made government in Pakistan. Efforts have been made by Indian side to change the constitutional status of IOK. Modi has already ruled for five years in India, but he never took any such step like he is taking during the tenure of PTI in Pakistan. Modi has changed the domicile law in IOK. The special status of IOK is also being ended, he added. Chaudhry Latif Akbar said that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto laid the foundation of PPP on the basis of Kashmir issue. “Kashmir is in our blood. We will never allow anybody to betray the masses of Kashmir”, Latif Akbar further said. He reminded the masses the speech of PM Imran Khan in the General Assembly of the United Nations and said that Imran Khan asked people not to go towards the Line of Control (LoC) before going for speech in UN. He assured masses of Kashmir at that time that he would join them after returning from UN. But, when workers of Liberations Front and other parties moved towards Chakothi later on the PM Imran Khan took U-turn and said that one who would cross the LoC would be the enemy of Pakistan. He gave such a statement despite the fact that the resolutions of the United Nations on Kashmir issue allow the masses of Kashmir to freely move across the LoC, Chaudhry Latif Akbar added. While backing the statement of Bilawal Bhuto Zardari, he said that addition of Azad Kashmir in NFC awards is a step towards the making of Azad Kashmir a province of Pakistan. NFC is an institution under the constitution of 1973. Only provinces and areas of Pakistan are included in NFC. Whereas Azad Jammu and Kashmir including Gilgit Baltistan is not the constitutional part of Pakistan, he further said.