By Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik
President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan, said that the cause of Kashmir must be highlighted through all diplomatic channels and intelligentsia including think tanks. He visited the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) today (Thursday) where a farewell party was hosted in his honour. Chairman of the ISSI, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood ,welcomed President Sardar Masood Khan.
In his remarks, the President AJK proposed that a Kashmir Study Centre should be established at the ISSI to conduct research on issues of Kashmir that should be disseminated globally.
Before becoming the President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Mosood Khan worked as Director General ISSI during February 2015 – July 2016. He assumed the office of President Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 25 August 2016. He appreciated the performance of the ISSI and called it an active think tank in the country.
During his association with ISSI as Director General, he played a vibrant role in the activities of the institute and organised a number of events.