SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom leaders on Tuesday felicitated Pakistan on the eve of its national day while expressing hope that country will continue its support to Kashmir cause.
the Pakistan government, its army, and people on the ‘Pakistan Resolution Day’, Hurriyat Conference (G) said Pakistan has a political importance in the Muslim world and is a “centre of hope not only for the subcontinent but for the whole Muslim world”.
In a statement issued here, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said a delegation led by conglomerate’s chairman, Syed Ali Geelani will participate in the March 23 function at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.
Felicitating Pakistan on its national day, JKLF (R) chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karate on Tuesday expressed hope that the country will move forward keeping in view its responsibility of supporting the “sacred cause of freedom struggle in Jammu and Kashmir”.
In a statement issued here, Dar said, “Pakistan’s unflinching support to Kashmiris and its endeavours for resolution of Kashmir dispute is laudable. We hope the country continues to support us with same spirit and steadfastness.”
Dar said he along with Wajahat Qureshi will participate in the ‘Pakistan Day’ function to be held at Pak High Commission in New Delhi on March 23.
In a joint statement issued here, senior Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders including the heads of Islamic Political Party-JK Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Muslim Democratic League Hakeem Rashid, and Tehreek-e-Mazhmat Bilal Sidiqui, felicitated Pakistan on its national day.
“The historic resolution of 1940 gave rise to the nation of Pakistan which has come as a mercy for the browbeaten Muslims of South Asia. Pakistan should be secure from both internal and external threats as it is a blessing for Muslims across the world,” they said.
The leaders also thanked Pakistan for “always supporting Kashmiris in their freedom struggle”.
Meanwhile, Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) said efforts are being made to change the Pakistan into a liberal and secular nation. It also asked people not to be “inimical” towards Pakistan.
In a statement issued here, a spokesperson of MDM said Pakistan was founded on the basis of Islam and today efforts are being made to turn this country into a secular nation which is a “deceit to the sacrifices of millions of Muslims”.
“Currently, a vicious propaganda is spread to tarnish the image of this country. Muslims should learn to differentiate between Pakistan and its government. People can have differences with its government but should not be inimical towards the country. We should support those people and organisations working for bringing back Pakistan on the path of Shariah,” he said.