PoK resident: We live in subjugation of Pakistan

There is no freedom in ‘Azad Kashmir’ (PoK) and people there are living in “subjugation” of Pakistan while people on the Indian side of Jammu and Kashmir are leading happy and prosperous lives, a resident of Pakistan- occupied Kashmir said.

The ancient bronze statue excavated from Mohenjo Daro was sent for exhibition to India on the request of the National Arts Council, Delhi, some 60 years ago. (Reuters)

There is no freedom in ‘Azad Kashmir’ (PoK) and people there are living in “subjugation” of Pakistan while people on the Indian side of Jammu and Kashmir are leading happy and prosperous lives, a resident of Pakistan- occupied Kashmir said here today.

Haji Fazal Hussain, who arrived here from Rawalakot in PoK by the trans-LoC bus service, said people of PoK are free only in name and the children and youth there are living a life of uncertainty and insecurity.

“People on the Indian side have all the freedom, whereas on our side (PoK), we are living a life of subjugation under Pakistan,” said Hussain who came to meet his relatives.

“There is no ‘azaadi’ (freedom) in ‘Azad Kashmir’ (PoK) and our life is pathetic while people on the Indian side live a life of happiness and prosperity,” he told media.

He said he had visited the Indian side a few years ago as well and was a witness to the huge difference between the two sides.

“Our youth and our children are not safe there, they live a life of uncertainty and insecurity,” he said.

A batch of 39 people crossed the sides on the weekly Poonch-Rawalakote bus service. While 19 residents of PoK, including five women, arrived in the Indian side, 20 Indian citizens, including 11 women, returned after visiting their relatives in PoK.

No passenger from the Indian side travelled to PoK today.

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