MUZAFFARABAD: Former Inter-Services Intelligence director general Hamid Gul has said that the recent visit of Nawaz Sharif to India was quite disappointing and asked the prime minister to adopt a strict Kashmir policy during his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Addressing the ex-servicemen society at the Central Press Club on Thursday, the former intelligence chief said that foreign agencies (NGOs) were merely spying on Muzaffarabad instead of doing anything constructive in Azad Jammu Kashmir. He also outlined future plans by his son Abdullah Gul for forming a platform for youth, after seven years of continuous research and hectic efforts.
He informed the retired army officers that that he had phoned Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and had received assurances to look into the welfare of the retired officers who had always been badly sidetracked in all budgetary concerns. Deliberating over the organization of ex-servicemen, he said that this organisation was kept in abeyance for 17 years by none other than former president Pervez Musharraf. Gul said that ex-servicemen would evolve into one strong and constructive organization, which would also take due part in social and welfare projects of Muzaffarabad, doing away with the 'assistance of foreign NGOs.' The occasion concluded with a declaration applauding services of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, also demanding a Fauji Foundation Hospital branch in Muzaffarabad.