Rich tributes paid to Moulana Farooq,Lone in PaK
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, May 21: President and Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan and Chudhary Majeed on Monday paid glowing tributes to Kashmiri martyrs.
Addressing a selected gathering at Kashmir House here, they maintained that the day was not far when Kashmiri people will achieve their cherished goal for which they have rendered unprecedented sacrifices during the years-long struggle for right to self-determination.
Lauding the sacrifices of Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and others they said that their sacrifices and contribution towards Kashmir cause was highly commendable.
Speaking on the occasion, the PaK president while highlighting the importance of Kashmir issue said, “It is a matter of life and death for us”.
“The day was not too far when the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will bear fruits. India can’t deter Kashmiris from carrying forward their struggle by imposing draconian laws,” he said.
PaK premier Chudhary Majeed while assuring all out support to Kashmiris said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was committed to Kashmiris’ right for self-determination.
Referring to PPP’s contribution towards Kashmir cause, Chudhary stated that the foundation of PPP was laid down on the basis of Kashmir issue. He said that it was the PPP’s founding chairman Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who vowed to fight a thousand year long battle against India for Kashmir.
“Even the top leadership of the party (PPP), today, continue to support Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination at all levels”, he added.
So for as the issue of right to self-determination is concerned, he said that all the political forces in PaK were on the same page. He said that Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rubani Khar would be visiting Muzaffarabad soon.
He said that all the political parties of the region would be invited on the occasion so that a positive message could be send across the globe with regard to Pakistan’s foreign policy on Kashmir.
“I hope that the world was gradually realizing the importance of the early resolution of Kashmir dispute, “ he said while reiterating that an amicable solution of the long running dispute was must for regional peace.
Brushing aside the impression of converting PaK into a province he said that it was a false propaganda and there was no reality in it. “There are some ill-minded people who are doing politics on petty issues”, he said.
Meanwhile, a similar function was organised in Muzaffarabad to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Hurriyat stalwarts Moulana Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone. Organised by APHC and Liberation Cell, the function was attended by Kashmiri leaders hailing from both sides of the Line of Control (LoC). Besides the former PaK premier Raja Farooq Hyder Khan, the seminar was addressed by information minister Bazil Naqvi, MC leader Usman Attique, JI leader Shaikh Aqeel, APHC convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Syed Yousuf Naseem, Faiz Naqashbandi and several others.
The speakers on the occasion while highlighting the supreme sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs reiterated their pledge to uphold the martyrs’ mission. The speakers also urged the international community to play its due role to settle Kashmir issue peacefully in accordance with Kashmiris’ aspirations.
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