Sacrifices Rendered by Faktoo Family will never be Forgotten; Masood Khan

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On 1st July 2021, Kashmir Youth Alliance (KYA) organized Bang Book Launch Ceremony at Kashmir House Islamabad, Presided over by President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan. Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Senator Irfan Siddiqui, President Kashmir Youth Alliance Dr Syed Mujahid Gilani and Dr Waleed Rasool were present.

Paying homage to the author of the book, President Sardar Masood Khan said Dr. Faktoo and his wife Asiya Andrabi have written a history of sacrifices for the liberation of their motherland. People of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, AJK and Pakistan pay tribute to Dr. Faktoo and his spouse Asiya Andrabi, Syed Ali Gilani, Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other leaders who spent most of their lives in jails and endured horrific pain and suffering in the struggle to get their motherland liberated from alien rule.

Expressing his gratitude to Dr Syed Mujahid Gilani, President Kashmiri Youth Alliance for highlighting the long struggle of Dr Qasim Faktoo and the other political leaders who have faced the tyranny of the Indian authorities, President Khan said the book written by Dr Faktoo gives an insight into the political and social fabric of IOJK society as well as the political history and the liberation struggle of Kashmiris.

Saying that the book also highlighted how the various ethnicities have been used to rule Kashmir in the past seven decades, Khan said that this book is a good source of information for readers interested in history, politics and social ethos, peace, and the threat of war that may arise due to the unresolved Kashmir issue.

Chairman of the Senate Defence Committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed expressed Pakistan’s unflinching support for the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination. “Dr Qasim Faktoo, Syed Ali Geelani, Aasia Andrabi, Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat Leaders are our Heroes” He added.

In opening remarks, Dr. Syed Mujahid Gilani thanked the audience for participating in the Book Launch Ceremony. A special documentary featuring Syed Aasia Andrabi, his son Muhammad bin Qasim & Ahmed bin Qasim was also screened.