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PoK residents want region to merge with India, says activist Amjad Ayub Mirza PoK
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PoK residents want region to merge with India, says activist Amjad Ayub Mirza

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Feb 2024, 04:17 pm

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) activist Amjad Ayub Mirza has claimed people of his region are fed up with Pakistani occupation and want it to merge with India.

In a video released by Mirza, the activist was quoted as saying by ANI, "The people of PoK in the last few days have told me that they now demand to be merged into India, as they are officially their citizens."

"The recent elections in Pakistan have just given us a fractured mandate. The upcoming elections will have a fruitful result for India but we the people of PoK ask that, for how long will we have to wait to get rid of Pakistan's oppression and get merged in India?" the PoK activist said.

Referring to the economic burden Pakistan is facing, he said retired government employees in PoK have not received their pension for over 10 months.

"The retired personnel of Muzaffarabad Municipal Corporation are not being given pensions, and the situation in their homes is now critical. They don't even have money to purchase important medicines and necessary food items. Additionally, most of them have withdrawn their children from schools, as they don't have money to pay school fees," he said.

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