Major political parties and pro-freedom organizations from both sides of Line of Control in Kashmir have rejected Pakistan government decision to grant India status of “Most Favourit Nation” and termed the decision as potentially harmful to national interest of Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir. The President of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Party Sardar Khalid Ibrahim Khan has said declaring India as Most Favorite Nation is tantamount to destabilize the foundation of the country.
Addressing a press conference at his residence in Islamabad on Friday he said that recent move to give India MFN status is part of conspiracy to declare the Line of Control as permanent border between India and Pakistan and to accept hegemony of India in the region. He said that people of Kashmir and patriotic Pakistanis would not accept decision of Pakistan’s president Zardari and Prime Gillani in this regard. Khalid said that “we are in contact with Pakistan Muslim League-N and other parties to start a protest movement against the decision of the PPP government.
The JK PPP, he added has already started a signature campaign from the Lahore and efforts are on to launch a joint campaign in collaboration with other likeminded parties of the country”. He further said that ruling clique headed by Zardari, Gillani, Babar Awan andeven don’t know the history of Pakistan what to speak of the history of Kashmir. He recalled that he was the one who pointed out that Zardari led government was installed by international forces to resolve Kashmir issue according to the wishes of India.
The decision to declare India MFN has proved our apprehensions about the Zardari government. This decision does not reflects the aspirations of people of Pakistan maintained Khalid and added that even Musharraf government did not accept the hegemony of India despite all its weaknesses but Zardari has crossed all the limits. Meanwhile nationalist and religions organizations of Azad Jammu and Kashmir have strongly reacted over decision of Pakistan Government with regard to MFN status to India and warned that entire nation would rise in revolt against this whimsical move that according to them could have far reaching implications on Kashmir liberation movement going on in Kashmir.
A meeting called by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in Srinagar attended by Jamiatul Mujahideen, Liberation Front and others pro-freedom organizations declared that people of Kashmir are not against friendly relations between India and Pakistan however, they cannot support any step that could possibly weaken the freedom struggle against India. On the other hand former Prime Minister and Chief of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan has said that MFN status to India even for trade purpose before normalization of situation in occupied Kashmir would be considered as giving license to kill innocent people of Kashmir by India.
The chief organizer of Pakistan Muslim League-N Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan while commenting on decision of federal government to grant MFN status to India said that the decision would be extremely harmful to the Kashmiri people’s struggle for their right to self-determination. He termed the decision as stabbing in the back of the liberation movement. JI Chief AK Abdur Rashid Turabi reacting over the decision termed President and Prime Minister of Pakistan as security risk to the country and asked the people of Pakistan to make them accountable for compromising vital national interest of the country.