Hurriyat delegation arrives in Islamabad

GK NEWS NETWORK

Islamabad, Dec 15: A seven-member delegation of Hurriyat Conference (M) arrived in Islamabad Saturday evening on a weeklong visit to Pakistan.
The delegation is led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and its other members are Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Bilal Ghani Lone, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Musaddiq Aadil.
During their stay in Pakistan, the leaders will brief the people belonging to different quarters about the prevailing situation in Kashmir and the efforts being made by the Hurriyat for the settlement of Kashmir issue.

TARIQ NAQASH ADDS FROM MUZAFFARABAD:
The delegation is scheduled arrive in PaK capital Muzaffarabad on Sunday for meetings with President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan and Prime Minister Chaudhary Abdul Majeed.
“They are our guests of honour and we welcome them to Pakistan and our state,” Chaudhary Majeed said in a statement on Saturday.
The delegation will return to Islamabad on Monday where it is scheduled to hold meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and other government functionaries.
“They would also be meeting with the heads of major opposition parties,” Mahmmood Ahmed Saghar, Convenor PaK chapter of APHC said.
However, Saghar said Kashmir was not an issue of the government alone, but of the entire nation and the delegation is aimed to hold talks with people from all shades of opinion.
“It doesn’t make any difference that which party is in power in Pakistan, because every political organization adheres by the country’s principled stand regarding the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people,” he said.
“In fact, Islamabad had extended invitation for this tour some two and a half years ago but the APHC leadership could not avail it for one or the other reason. However, when the invite was reiterated, recently, the APHC leadership decided it must travel across to ascertain in person the views of government and opposition leaders on Kashmir issue in the changing geopolitical situation,” Saghar said.
He asserted that dialogue was the only way out to resolve the lingering Kashmir issue and Kashmiris were for their inclusion in India-Pakistan talks on the issue.
“The purpose of meeting the leadership of both countries is to pave way for fruitful talks,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 15 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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