SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday welcomed the statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan that Kashmir is the core issue between India and Pakistan and the two countries should resolve it through dialogue.
In a statement, Geelani expressed hope that the elections in Pakistan would lead to a stable government in the country, saying all religious and political organisations should work together.
He said the Khan’s statement reflects the state policy of Pakistan. “I on behalf of my nation offer my congratulation to Imran Khan on his achievement,” Geelani said.
Praying for stable Pakistan, Geelani hoped that all religious and political organisations in the country will serve their best for progressive and stable Pakistan.
“The country has a political importance in the Muslim world and this country is center of hope not only for the subcontinent but for the whole Muslim Ummah,” he said.
Hailing Imran Khan for “clear Kashmir policy”, Hurriyat chairman said, “Now it is time for India to reciprocate and come clear on Pakistan’s offer.”
“We hope Pakistan’s offer and spirit of flexibility will be reciprocated by India so that new vistas of cooperation are opened for resolution of issues including Kashmir, in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiri people,” he said.
Geelani urged Indian leadership to shun their “stubborn, haughty and colonial attitude” and come forward to sort out all outstanding issues with Pakistan particularly the Kashmir dispute.
He stressed for the cordial relations between Iran, Afghanistan, China, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan and said that the better relations between these countries will lead the region to overall stability, peace, development, and progress. “We hope Pakistan’s PTI chief will lead Pakistan and improve relations with neighboring countries. Global cooperation and friendly relations is a key to successes and prosperity,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference executive council members have expressed deep anguish over the continuous house arrest of amalgam chairman Syed Ali Geelani and plight of detainees languishing in different jails.
Hurriyat also criticized authorities for keeping its general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji under continuous house arrest.