Former AJK PM Sardar Attique condemns May 9 events

Syed Abbas Gardezi
Sunday, May 28, 2023

MUZAFFARABAD: Former Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and President of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan has said that the events of May 9 are regrettable and some people have committed an unforgivable crime.

“Various wrong decisions made over time have led to the current situation in Pakistan. It is not an abrupt occurrence, but rather a result of the negligence of certain stakeholders who failed to fulfil their duties.

Now, all stakeholders must collaborate to resolve this problem,” Sardar Attique said.

“We believe in the importance of a stable democracy, a fair judiciary, and a dignified parliament. However, it is crucial to recognize that the judiciary, economy, parliament, and democracy alone cannot serve as substitutes for a strong defence. Strengthening the defence is paramount for safeguarding these institutions.

The resolution of the Kashmir issue is vital for empowering our army and ensuring a more formidable defence. While constructive criticism on social media is acceptable for various sectors, there appears to be a systematic plan to specifically criticize the state institutions through social media,” he maintained.

The performance of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has exposed India, he said, adding that the countries that did not participate in the G20 including China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt Maxcico and others are commendable.

He expressed these views while addressing the participants of the grand solidarity rally with the Pakistan Army organized by the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday.

Hundreds of small and big vehicles and a large number of motorcycles were included in the rally and participants were welcomed everywhere.

The flag-cracked slogans of Kashmir Banega Pakistan and the Muslim Conference resonated with the participants.

The rally was welcomed at dozens of places from Ghaziabad to Muzaffarabad and small and large caravans continued to join it. It was the largest rally of solidarity with the army in the history of Azad Kashmir.

The rally consisted of thousands of workers from the Muslim Conference, MSF and youth organizations.

In his address at the end of the rally held at the martyrs’ shrine, Sardar Atiq Ahmad said that the expression of solidarity with the Pakistan Army is included in the constitution of the Muslim Conference, and by holding this rally, we are not doing anything new.

In the 90s, he organized rallies from Mirpur to Faizabad, from Faizabad to Khyber, and from Khyber to Karachi to prevent the ideological sabotage of the young generation and to strengthen the relationship with the ideology of Pakistan and the military.

President Muslim Conference emphasized to the workers that their responsibilities are more than other parties. In this region, the workers of the Muslim Conference have an ideological and intellectual role which the workers of the Muslim Conference have to perform.