Kashmiri politicians of diverse ideologies have called upon the kashmiri journalists to lend all of their energies and professional skills for strengthening the movement for freedom of Jammu and Kashmir till it reaches to its logical end.

The Kashmiri leaders including Jammu Kashmir Liberation League Chief Justice (r) Abdul Majeed Mallick and Central Senior Vice Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Peoples National Party (JKPNP) Raja Zulfiqar Ahmed expressed these views while speaking at a reception hosted in honour of the newly-elected office bearers of Kashmir Press Club Mirpur the other day. The reception was hosted by PNP leader Raja Zulfiqar.

The ceremony was largely attended by journalists and the city elite including members of the Press Club. JK PNP District Secretary General Shabir Qadri felicitated the newly-elected office bearers of the Press Club on behalf of his organization.

Newly-elected President of the Press Club Altaf Hamid Rao and Secretary General Shujah Aziz Jiraal assured that the media would play due role for highlighting the Kashmir cause besides local issues.

Speaking on the occasion, JKLL President Justice (r) Abdul Majeed Mallick said that Kashmir freedom movement had reached at its decisive stage. He said the media including the regional press of the Jammu & Kashmir state would have to perform its much more professional responsibilities to highlight gravity of the situation in South Asia because of the continued delay in settlement of the lingering dispute.

Justice (r) Mallick emphasized effective role of media to raise Kashmir as the issue of the fate of people of Jammu & Kashmir and not a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan. The Kashmiri leader highly appreciated the recent offer of mediation by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to facilitate peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue between Pakistan and India under the spirit of the UN resolutions.

Addressing the ceremony, Central Senior Vice Chairman J&K PNP Raja Zulfiqar Ahmed said that people of Jammu & Kashmir would continue their freedom struggle with full vigour till the achievement of the goal.

He warned that further delay in settlement of the Kashmir conflict in line with the aspirations of people of Jammu & Kashmir, might aggravate the situation in the South Asian region following perpetuation of the issue further more.