Muzaffarabad: The joint session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir AJK Legislative Assembly paid rich tribute and hailed the efforts of President Asif Ali Zardari for successfully achieving the agreement between Pakistan and Iran on gas pipeline saying it would not only strengthen the economy of Pakistan but also help overcoming the current energy crises.
Through several resolutions passed by the joint session of house it was stated that the PakIran gas pipeline agreement would bring prosperity in Pakistan and would consolidate the bilateral ties between the sister countries.
Speaking on his resolution, the minister for Education Colleges Matloob Inqalabi said that a prosperous and fortified Pakistan was the better custodian of the rights of Kashmiris.
In another resolution presented by Shazia Akbar, the minister for Environment, appreciating the efforts of President Zardari observed that the agreement would add in prosperity of the country and a strong Pakistan would advocate the Kashmiris’ case more forcefully.
The house unanimously condemned the judicial murder of Muhammad Afzal Guru in Tehar Jail, India. The resolution by the Opposition leader Raja Farooq Haider while speaking on resolution said that this brutal act would revive the freedom movement of Kashmiris.
He made it clear that such cowardly acts could not quash the voice and aspirations of Kashmiri people. The house expressed hope that all such innocent killings and other human rights violations would be taken into notice by International community and United Nations and a pressure would be put forth to stop India of such doings.
The house demanded UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir and give Kashmiris their right to selfdetermination through free, fair and transparent plebiscite.
The joint session expressed gratitude to all peace loving countries for their unwavering support to Kashmiris especially the Islamic world who provided consistent backing to their Kashmiri brethren.
Through another resolution tabled by Faisal Mumtaz Rathor, the minister AKLAS, the faith was reaffirmed to combat the internal and external conspiracies hatched against Pakistan.
Condemning the terrorism and extremism in Pakistan, it was indicated that the battled would be fought with unity for the betterment and development of Pakistan to make it a real welfare state as dreamed by QuaideAzam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
Reproving the recent terrorist attacks in Baldia Town, Abbas Town Karachi, assault on Hazara community in Baluchistan and Badami Bagh, grieves and sorrows were expressed on the causalities of innocent people and sympathies with the bereaved families.
The government of Pakistan, the political leadership specifically the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari was given huge applause for keeping the democracy intact beside foiling the intrigues and congratulations were extended to them for successfully completing the five years tenure of democratic regime.