Masood appreciates Mahatir

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Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan Thursday lauded the principled stance taken by Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahatir Mohammad and his government on the appalling and deeply concerning human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).
The people of Jammu & Kashmir, and Pakistan were beholden to the Malaysian prime minister for calling a spade a spade during his statement at the United Nations General Assembly session in September, when he said that India had “invaded and occupied Jammu and Kashmir despite the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir”, he added.
The AJK president was talking to Malaysian High Commissioner Ikram Mohammad Ibrahim, who called on him here at the Jammu and Kashmir House, a press release said. He also welcomed Dr Mahatir’s call for dialogue, negotiations, arbitration or any other form of diplomacy to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. The Malaysian prime minister, he said, had reiterated the need for settling the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UNSC resolutions.