Hurriyat’s Pakistan visit begins today
Delegation To Meet Political Leaders, Senior Government Functionaries
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar/Islamabad, Dec 14: The Hurriyat Conference (M) delegation led by its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is leaving for Pakistan Saturday to hold talks with Pakistani leaders in a bid to push for inclusion of Kashmiris in the dialogue process on Kashmir.
The delegation, which has been putting up at New Delhi, is scheduled to depart for Lahore at the Indira Gandhi International Airport Saturday evening.
The delegation is scheduled to proceed towards Islamabad after meeting various delegations and leaders in Lahore, sources said.
Besides Mirwaiz, the delegation includes Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, Moulana Abbas Ansari, Aga Syed Al-Hassan, Musadiq Adil and Mukhtar Ahmed Waza.
Another Hurriyat (M) executive member Shabir Ahmed Shah has applied for travel to Pakistan through LoC but has not been granted papers yet.
The Hurriyat delegation today met officials of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi including the High Commissioner Salman Bashir to finalize the itinerary for the upcoming visit.
NISAR THOKAR ADDS FROM ISLAMABAD:
During the week-long tour, the APHC delegation will meet a cross section of people in Pakistan particularly political leaders and senior government functionaries to evolve a broader consensus on the issue of Kashmir.
Besides other engagements, the high level delegation will meet the Prime Minister of Pakistan Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Foreign Minister Hina Rabani Khar, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Mian Manzoor Ahmed Watto and the chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
The APHC leaders will also visit Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Pakistan administered Kashmir, to hold talks with the President, Prime Minister and other leaders of the region.
Meanwhile, preparations are afoot in Pakistan to welcome the visiting leaders. As per the schedule they are expected to arrive in Lahore at 6:10 in the evening and afterwards they will be flown to Islamabad wherein they will be received by leaders of APHC Pakistan chapter and government functionaries. WITH INPUTS FROM KNS
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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