ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office has said that Pakistan welcomes the decision by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) to appoint Masarat Alam Bhat as the new Chairman of APHC along with Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar as Vice Chairmen.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that as the true representatives of the Kashmiris in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the APHC leadership is the real voice of their aspirations.
The Spokesperson said that the APHC leaders have for years been in the forefront of the struggle for the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.
The APHC leaders will undoubtedly receive the support of the masses as the torchbearers of the Kashmiris’ struggle against illegal Indian occupation of the parts of Jammu and Kashmir, the Spokesperson added.
Asim Iftikhar reiterated that on its part, Pakistan will continue to provide all possible assistance to the Kashmiri people in their legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination, as enshrined in the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.