ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Friday said Pakistan army was professional and highly capable to respond any aggression from New Delhi in the same coin and India would not dare to attack Pakistan.
Talking to media after attending concluding session of two-day international congress on Islamic history, culture and heritage of Kashmir, he said, “I do not think, India is in a position to attack Pakistan, as it has seen the effective response by Pakistan, however, we have to be careful till the election process is completed in India.”
The AJK-PM said the Indian efforts had failed to isolate Pakistan at international level whereas its nefarious design to weak Pakistan economically would also not bear any the fruit.
Raja Farooq Haider urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to work for national solidarity and unity, hold meeting with political parties to gather consensus among all ranks.
To a question, he said, if the Indian army tries to attack Pakistan before the elections on the direction of Indian Prime Minister then, “I will not consider Indian army as a professional force, rather it will be considered as a military wing of BJP”.
Earlier, addressing the congress he said, AJK had very rich culture and historical heritage. He said 2019 had been declared as ‘Tourism Year’ in AJK and special initiatives had been adopted by the government to help facilitate private entrepreneurs willing to invest in the tourism sector.
He hoped that the initiative would help to enhance flow of local as well as international tourists in AJK.
The Prime Minister said AJK departments of Tourism, Archeology and Information had arranged first Kashmir Conference on archaeology. He apprised the participants that objective of holding of the national Kashmir moot on archeology was to unearth, preserve and rehabilitate pieces of centuries-old cultural heritages in various parts of the state and promote tourism.
He said AJK had more than 500 historical sites to visit and the government was taking all possible steps to preserve historical heritage locations in the state.
Parliamentary Secretary for National History and Literary Heritage Division, Ghazala Safi on the occasion said AJK had one of the most colorful and unique culture and heritage whereas the event would help to showcase the beauty of AJK across the world.
“Handicrafts and embroidery of AJK are internationally famous and recognized,” she added.
She said Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) were killing innocent people and urged the international community to play their due role to end human rights violation in IOK.
Director General Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture Istanbul Turkey Prof Halit Eren thanked government of Pakistan for extending invitation to international scholars and researchers in the conference.
He said that next conference would be held in AJK. Federal Secretary National History and Literary Heritage Division Eng Amir Hasan thanked the participants for attending the conference and hoped that the event would increase the number of tourists visiting AJK.