Professor Rehman appointed Institute of Kashmir Affairs regional director

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London, July 1 (ANI): After a detailed meeting with Dr Shabir Choudhry in London, Professor Khawaja Abdul Rehman has been appointed Regional Director of Institute of Kashmir Affairs, Azad Kashmir Chapter.

Rehman is a professor of English in Muzaffarabad and is conducting research on languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He has done extensive research on local languages and culture in Azad Kashmir. He has great experience of history, culture and local languages of Neelam Valley; and is also studying for a doctorate at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

Rehman will establish IKA set up in Azad Kashmir and encourage research in various fields to enhance Kashmiri people's sense of belonging to a nation. Apart from that he will supervise all publications and distribution of IKA books and other literature.

Last week, the IKA Executive Council met and approved Saeed Asad's book on NSF Unity March - Wahadt March - to Gilgit should be translated in English and published. In this regard, Dr Shabir Choudhry met Asad and made arrangements for the translation of the book.

The IKA Executive Council also agreed to publish the Urdu version of Dr Shabir Choudhry's new book - Struggle of independence, Jihad or a Proxy war.

Professor Rafiq Bhatti has already translated the book from English to Urdu and arrangements are being made to get the Urdu translation out before July 13, 2009. (ANI)

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