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Terror groups flourishing in PoK: Activist

ANI | Updated: Apr 22, 2018 10:40 IST

Geneva [Switzerland], April 22 (ANI): Exiled Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) activist Nasir Aziz Khan has claimed that terror groups are flourishing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Khan, a former spokesperson of the United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) further said Pakistan is not ready to listen to Kashmiris living in PoK.

"Pakistan is not ready to listen to voices of Kashmiris of PoK. So, unfortunately, the unemployed youths have become soft targets of terror outfits," Khan said.

People who do not want to be a part of the so-called jihad in Jammu and Kashmir are kidnapped by the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan, he added.

Khan said that the local administration is not taking any action on youth involved in drugs, who are losing their lives and their future.

"Pakistan systematically introduced a thing where youngsters are involved in drugs, narcotics and local administration is not taking any action. They are losing their lives and future," he said.

Last month, political activists from PoK held a massive protest, which was organised by the UKPNP outside the United Nations Human Rights Commission headquarters in Geneva to highlight what they described as gross human rights violations committed by the Pakistani state.

The residents of PoK have alleged being treated as second-class citizens in territory under Pakistani occupation since 1947.

PoK has a Prime Minister and a President, but is ruled by Islamabad. The Prime Minister of Pakistan is the chairman and chief executive of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council that manages all affairs related to the PoK. (ANI)