Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and Muslim League led by Masarat Alam on Thursday expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
In a statement, the JKLF spokesperson said Malik’s wife Mushaal Mullick visited the bereaved family and expressed condolences from JKLF chairman.
The spokesmen said Malik also spoke to Nawaz Sharif over phone and expressed solidarity. “Malik said that she (Kulsoom Nawaz) was a brave, selfless, honorable lady who made her mark as first lady, as a political and social figure and left her mark in every field,” he said.
Muslim League on Thursday said it convened a meeting in Srinagar to condole the demise of Kulsooma Nawaz.
The spokesman Sajad Ayobi in a statement said the League bearers expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. He said the party have expressed gratitude to Government of Pakistan for attending last rites of the deceased and said it is an example of humanity.
While addressing the meeting, acting chairman of League Abdul Ahad Para the people of Kashmir had rendered countless sacrifices for the Kashmir cause and the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs.
Criticising the government over human rights violations in Kashmir, Para said, “Masrat Alam Bhat, whose sister and uncle passed away recently, was not allowed to attend even their last rites,” adding the policy adopted by the authorities cannot break their will and courage.
He said that Alam has spent years of his life in different jails nourishing his political ideology and the irony is that he was never provided an opportunity to participate in his relative’s last rites.