President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan said that the national and state media should give top priority to highlight the Kashmir dispute in its true perspective in order to counter India’s false propaganda.
While talking to a 12-member delegation of journalists the president said “after Indian actions related to the occupied Kashmir on August 5 last year, Pakistan’s electronic and print media played an unprecedented role, but later the country’s political situation has diverted their attention to some extent from the happening in the held territory.”
The delegation which called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, led by newly-elected President of Central Press Club Muzafarabad Sajjad Qayyum Mir, included Syed Afaq Hussain Shah, Tariq Naqqash, Aslam Mir, Basharat Mughal, Zulfiqar Hussain Butt, Saqib Ali Haidri, Azkar Naqvi, Ansar Khawaja and Secretary-General Azad Kashmir Newspapers Society Sarfraz Khawaja, AJK Presidential Secretariat said.
Sardar Masood urged the state newspapers to reserve some space on their front pages for the situation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK), and highlight the events taking place in the held territory and India. The media of Azad Kashmir in league with the government of the base camp of Kashmir liberation movement should expose India’s unlawful and illegal actions in the held territory, he added.
The AJK president said at present the whole of India was on fire while lockdown and curfew had paralyzed life in the occupied Kashmir. Being part of the Kashmir liberation movement, the AJK journalists should effectively play their role, and expose India’s evil designs against Kashmir and Pakistan, he stressed.
He maintained that India wanted to change the demography of occupied Kashmir, and to enhance the Hindu population there through fresh delimitation.
There was an utmost need to pass on such information to the common man in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, he emphasized.