Pakistan criticises India for not permitting international journalists to go to AJK


ISLAMABAD:

Federal ministers have criticised the right-wing authorities of Narendra Modi for denying permission to 5 international journalists based mostly in India from travelling to Pakistan’s Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and masking a session of the native legislative meeting.  

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi criticised New Delhi for refusing permission to the 5 journalists and highlighted how India’s choice was reflective of their authorities’s ‘dictatorial regime’.

This was a ‘damning indication’ of how unbiased journalism was “shrinking” below the Modi authorities, the FM stated in a tweet on his official deal with.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry additionally condemned New Delhi’s actions, including that he wished journalists to go to Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and report ‘details’.

The journalists had been “supposed to attend 5th August session of Azad Kashmir Assembly”, he wrote on Twitter.

“So much for freedom of expression”, Chaudhry added.

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar quickly quote tweeted Chaudhry’s tweet, including that India wished to ‘disguise’ the realities of IIOJK by barring the journalists.

“We want the world to see what is happening in Azad Kashmir and they want to hide what is happening in Indian occupied Kashmir,” he stated.

Umar added that the distinction between ‘proper and incorrect’ was evident by the international locations’ actions.

National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf commented on the scenario by way of Twitter, stating that these had been the ‘actions of an insecure authorities’.

The Indian authorities has ‘a lot to cover’ from the world, he stated.

Yusuf maintained that India is making an attempt to cover the truth of AJK in order that it’s not in comparison with ‘the open jail’ that exists in Kashmir below Indian occupation.

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari questioned if the journalists would report on the federal government’s refusal to allow them to go to AJK and ‘expose the rising fantasy of Indian democracy below [the] fascist Modi’.

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