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Pakistan’s support to Kashmir cause hailed

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(Srinagar-AlummahWorld, 16 Rabi ath-Thani 1436, 05 Feb 2015) In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyet leaders have expressed gratitude to the people and Government of Pakistan for observing the Kashmir Solidarity Day.

The top Hurriyet leaders thanked the National Assembly of Pakistan for unanimously passing a resolution, supporting the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination. They said that the resolution reflected Islamabad’s longstanding stand on the Kashmir dispute. The leaders called upon the international community to come forward in a big way to help in bringing about the negotiated settlement of the Kashmir conflict. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement maintained that Pakistan had played an important role in highlighting the Kashmir dispute at international forums like the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Syed Ali Gilani appealed to the Imams and religious scholars of Kashmir to offer special prayers after Juma sermons, tomorrow, for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Other Hurriyet leaders including Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Yasmeen Raja, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Zamrooda Habibi, Fareeda Behanji, Mohammad Iqbal Mir, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Firdous Ahmed Shah, Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani also thanked Pakistan for its continued support to the Kashmir cause.


Meanwhile, Pakistan President, Mamnoon Hussain, and Prime Minister, Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, have urged the international community to fulfill its promise to the Kashmiris of granting them their right to self-determination through a free and fair plebiscite, as only a just solution can bring lasting peace in the area. Various programmes including rallies, seminars and processions were held by the political and religious parties to highlight the importance of the Solidarity Day.

On the other hand, Hurriyet leaders, Abdul Majeed Malik, Tahir Masood, Engineer Mehmood and Muzaffar Hussain Shah, addressed Solidarity Day rallies in Karachi, Quetta, Lahore and Peshawar.

Meanwhile, the Illegally detained Hurriyet leader, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, completed 22 years of incarceration, today. Dr Qasim was arrested by Indian police on this day in 1993 and has not been released despite recommendations of government constituted commissions.

The Kashmir Council European Union organized candle light vigil in Brussels to express solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir. A large number of people from all walks of life and representatives of different NGOs attended the event.