Pak Summons Hurriyat Leaders In Islamabad For Consultation On Kashmir Dispute

Pak Summons Hurriyat Leaders In Islamabad For Consultation On Kashmir Dispute

24 February 2012
South Asian News Agency


Islamabad: The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Hina Rabani Khar has invited Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other executive members of the amalgam to visit Pakistan. The invite was extended to Mirwaiz by the Pakistan High Commissioner, Shahid Malik, in New Delhi on Thursday after the former along with other two senior leaders of the conglomerate, Aga Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Sufvi and Shabir Ahmad Shah, called on the latter to discuss important issues. The invite was accepted by the Hurriyat (M) chairman. Pertinently, Mirwaiz along with Aga Syed Hassan and Shabir Shah is currently in New Delhi on diplomatic mission. The date for Hurriyat leaders’ proposed visit to Pakistan, according to sources, will be determined through mutual consultation between government of Pakistan and Hurriyat (M) leadership. During their proposed visit to Pakistan, the Hurriyat leaders are scheduled to discuss all the matters including Kashmir issue with leaders of that country. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (M) chairman during his meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik in New Delhi clarified that the involvement of Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership in talks process on Kashmir issue was indispensable for the success of talks. He said given the unmatched sacrifices offered by the people of Kashmir, the Kashmir issue needed to be resolved on priority. “For this purpose, a meaningful and result oriented process of talks should be started without further delay,” he said, adding that the Pakistan government should impress upon New Delhi to act upon all the proposals which Hurriyat has presented before it (New Delhi) for making the talks successful. The Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik assured the Hurriyat delegation that Pakistan would not only continue its moral, political, diplomatic support to Kashmiris till the resolution of Kashmir issue but would also put Kashmir issue on the top of the agenda in every process of talks with New Delhi. He said the resolution of Kashmir issue is incorporated in the Pakistan’s national policy and there is no question of ignoring it. “The sooner the Kashmir issue is resolved, the better it would be for not only the subcontinent but also the entire South Asia,” he said. Meanwhile, Mirwaiz beside Shahi Imam Moulana Syed Ahmad Bukhari is scheduled to address the Friday prayer meeting on February 24, at the historic Jamia Masjid, in Delhi.