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Pakistani journalists arrive for visit to IOK

WAGAH – A 15-member delegation of Pakistani journalists arrived on Sunday in India from across the Wagah border to embark on an unprecedented visit to occupied Kashmir.

“This is first time in 57 years, since India and Pakistan gained independence from Britain, that the two governments have been able to agree to such a visit to Indian Kashmir,” said Pakistani delegation leader and South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) secretary-general Imtiaz Alam.

“Time has come for journalists of both nations to shake out from the grip of nationalistic ideology and objectively assess the situation from across the Line of Control,” he added.

Alam said the delegation would visit occupied Jammu on Friday where they would hold talks with Muslim and non-Muslim organisations as well as Kashmir-based journalists.

The delegation would later visit occupied Kashmir’s valley region, including occupied Srinagar.

The Pakistani journalists would also hold talks with representatives of All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

Source: Business Recorder

Date:10/4/2004