Pro-freedom leaders express grief over demise of Sardar Qayoom

Srinagar: The pro-freedom on Friday condoled the death of former Pakistan Administered Kashmir’s Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayoom Khan.
Expressing his grief and immense sorrow over the demise of Khan, Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the contribution and commitment of the deceased towards resistance movement was matchless and exemplary.
Mirwaiz stated that deceased worked closely with late Mirwaiz Moulvi Yousf Shah to guide the Kashmir’s freedom movement. He said the deceased raised Kashmir dispute on local and international forums and his contributions would be written in golden words in the history of freedom struggle of Jammu and Kashmir.
Extending his sympathy and solidarity with the family of deceased Mirwaiz said that the loss of deceased was irreparable.
Mirwaiz also led prayers in-absentia (Gaibana Nimaz-e-Janaza), at Jamia Masjid, for the deceased which was attended by the thousands of people
Jammu Kashmir National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan while paying rich tributes to the deceased said he spent his life for the resolution of Kashmir issue.
Hailing Khan for his religious, social, and political contributions, Nayeem said deceased was the person who raised the Kashmir issue persistently at the global level. Khan extended his heartfelt condolences with the bereaved family.
Jammu Kashmir Peoples League Chairman Sheikh Mohmmad Yaqoob and Vice Chairman Mohd Yaseen Atties also expressed their grief over the demise of Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum.
The pro-freedom leaders said that Qayyum Khan was one the founders of the Kashmir Liberation Movement and who since 1931 advocated peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue and played an important role in the ongoing freedom struggle.
J&K High Court Bar Association also expressed grief over the demise of Sardar Abdul Qayoom Khan.
In a statement, Bar Association general secretary Mohammad Ashraf Bhat said that in an emergency Executive Committee meeting, tributes were paid to the deceased.
“It was stated that late Sardar Abdul Qayoom Khan was the pioneer of the freedom struggle and in his capacity as President and Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir, he worked very hard for the cause for the people of J&K and highlighted the same at every International forum wherever and whenever possible,” Bhat said.
“The members of the Bar Association also expressed their sympathy with the bereaved family,” the statement said further.

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