KARACHI – Indian atrocities cannot deter the Kashmiris from their struggle for independence, Azad Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed said on Sunday, talking to the media after his visit to Idara-e-Noor Haq, where he met Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti.

Majeed asserted that the entire Kashmiri leadership was untied on a one-point agenda of freedom. He urged the media to highlight the Kashmir issue internationally, saying leaderships of all the political and religious parties should keep the issue on top of their election manifestos.

The AJK premier also praised the efforts of the Jamaat-e-Islami for the Kashmir cause, saying the Jamaat leadership had always played a vital role in this respect.

Earlier, Majeed who was accompanied by a delegation of Kashmiri political, religious and Hurriyat leaders, offered prayer for the departed souls of former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Naib Ameer Prof Ghafoor Ahmed. He also praised their efforts and struggle for the Kashmir issue.

The delegation was comprised of Opposition Leader in Kashmir Assembly Farooq Haider, JI Azad Jammu & Kashmir chief Abdur Rasheed Turrabi, JUI-F’s Azad Jammu & Kashmir chief Maulana Saeed Yousuf, representative of All-Pakistan Kashmir Muslim Conference Sagheer Chugtai, Ghulam Muhammad Safi of the Hurriyat Conference, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar of the Mirwaiz Group, Rafeeq Dar of the Liberation Front and MQM Parliamentary leader in Kashmir Assembly Tahir Khokhar. JI Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti presented the party’s manifesto to the visiting premier on which the Kashmir issue topped all other priorities.

Speaking on the occasion, Mahenti said the JI had made sacrifices for the cause of Kashmir and would continue doing so.