POK PM says he is as patriotic as any other Pakistani citizen

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Islamabad, May 12 (ANI): Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has denied allegations levelled against him in a TV programme, and said that he is "as patriotic as any other Pakistani citizen, while fulfilling the role of a key person in the valley's administrative matters."

Addressing a press conference, he said he would inform Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani about the details of the TV programme, and "ask him to take action against the person responsible for deliberately defaming and demoralising him at the forum of state-run media."

He also ruled out differences in the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (AKJMC), saying the "ruling party is successfully running POK's affairs".

Paying respect and homage to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the POK premier said he was "shocked beyond belief" over accusations that he had spoken disrespectfully of Jinnah.

"How I can utter such words," the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Haider added that he and his forefathers had never accepted the slavery of English rulers, and played a cohesive role in the freedom movement, and succeeded in gaining a separate homeland. (ANI)

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