Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front (JKLF) senior leader, Prof Liaqat Ali Khan from Kotli, AJK, died in Watford, UK after a brief illness in a local hospital in Watford yesterday, a JKLF spokesman said.
In this connection, a condolence meeting was hurriedly organized at Maqbool Manzil, the party headquarters in Srinagar Kashmir under the chairmanship of Muhammad Yasin Malik.
All other senior party leaders and many members participated in the condolence meeting, a spokesman of the party said.
Paying tributes to the deceased party leader, Malik said that “the void left with the death of Prof. Liaqat can’t be fulfilled as the party has lost a dedicated and a true nationalist leader who represented Kashmir liberation struggle in his best capacity at Diplomatic level for the last four decades.”
He said that Prof Liaqat besides many other portfolios has held the post of Zonal Gen. Sec. and served the cause and the party to his best.
Terming his death as ‘his personal loss’, Malik also prayed for Prof’s elder brother Showkat Ali Khan, who breathed his last on Monday this week in Kotli, AJK.
Malik said that the whole family of Prof Liaqat is working for Kashmir freedom for which they will be remembered for long.
Extending condolences to party leaders in UK and his family, Malik and the participants prayed for Jannah for the deceased souls.
“Prof Liaqat left behind his widow, a son and two daughters. The nimaz-e-jinaza of Professor Liaqat Ali Khan was offered this afternoon in a local mosque in North Watford, UK. Besides a large number of Kashmiri community and leaders of many other parties, the Jinaza and funeral was attended Zonal President Sabir Gul along with all JKLF leaders in UK,” the statement added.