'Overseas Kashmiris Want More Representation In AJK Assembly'
20 May 2005
The Pakistan Tribune
Muzaffarabad: Chaudhry Mohammad Khan, representative of overseas Kashmiris in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has demanded two more seats for overseas Kashmiris in AJK Council and Cabinet. Addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad on Friday, he said overseas Kashmiris should be given more representation in AJK Assembly. He said at present more then 1.5 million Kashmiris live abroad but they have only one seat to represent themselves in AJK cabinet, which is not right and they should be given more representation in the government. Welcoming the CBM process of Pakistan and India, he said both sides have chosen the right path, however the fruits of the process are not reaching to Kashmiris. Kashmiris are still being killed in Indian Held Kashmir and it is proved from the report that European Union has admitted the fact that due to Indian occupation, Kashmir has become a 'Hell on Earth' where more then 800,000 Indian troops are carrying out state terrorism against innocent Kashmiri people. Commenting on the proposal of Sardar Abdul Qayyum that Kashmir should be united and divided into five to seven regions, he said this proposal needs to be discussed. This is start of negotiations while final solution of Kashmir should be left upon Kashmiris, he added.