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Nushrat Qureshi, a political activist hailing from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), has unequivocally lambasted PoK President Masood Khan, for decades of complicity of top politicians in the subjugation of the region.
Addressing an event in Karachi, she not only denounced the repressive measures of Islamabad to keep the region marginalised, but also lashed out at local authorities, who just to gain some political patronage and money, have been working at the behest of Islamabad.
"The part of Kashmir we live in is called 'Azad Kashmir', so called 'Azad' or Free. I am saying this with great disappointment that this particular word has become an ugly blot for Independence.
"Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistanoccupied Kashmir are divided with an aim to give space to political parties of Pakistan. This is a deliberate attempt by Pakistan to continue its hold on the region illegally. The demography of the region has been changed by Islamabad," she added.
Pakistan has misruled the region for more than seven decades.
The people of the region have been denied basic fundamental rights and are meted out with severe brutality if they demand for.
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