Funeral in absentia offered in Rawalpindi
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Rawalpindi, May 16: The funeral prayers in absentia of Ghulam Qadir Malik, the father of JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was held at Liaqat Bagh here on Wednesday.
Led by Jamat-e-Islami leader Ghulam Nabi Nowheri the prayers were attended by Kashmiri leaders hailing from both sides of the Line of Control including JKLF supremo Amanullah Khan, former information minister and Awami Muslim League Chairman Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, APHC convenor Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, PL chief Shiekh Muhammad Yaqoob, Tufail Altaf, Altaf Ahmed Wani, Muhammad Rafique Dar, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Shoukat Hussain Bhat, Manzoor-ul-Haq Bhat, Saleem Haroon, Dr. Touqeer Gilani and several others.
Representatives of Kashmiri community based in the twin city Rawalpindi and Islamabad also participated in the funeral prayers. Moulana Nowsheri while highlighting the supreme sacrifices of Ghulam Qadir Malik said that,” he devoted his entire life for Kashmir cause and suffered terribly at the hands of forces”.
JKLF leader Rafique Dar said that JKLF Chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was in Pakistan when he heard the news about the demise of his father. “Following the tragic news we formally requested the concerned authorities of Pakistan that Malik should be allowed to travel through Chakoti-Uri crossing point so that he could be able to attend the funeral prayers of his father in Srinagar. Pakistani authorities had put up the issue with Indian authorities but they declined the request,” he said.
“People who played instrumental role in throwing Srinagar Muzaffarabad road open were not allowed to travel via Chakoti, which was quite astonishing and very unfortunate,” he said.
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