SRINAGAR: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi rang up Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani and discussed the Kashmir situation with him.
Giving details, a statement issued by Hurriyat (G) said, on Saturday evening at 8.35PM, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on phone and discussed the current volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Thanking Pakistan for its moral, political and diplomatic support to “our just cause and struggle since 1947”, Hurriyat chairman said that “we pray to Almighty Allah for peace, strength, stability, progress and prosperity of Pakistan for a strong and stable Pakistan is very important for the peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute.”
Hurriyat chairman expressed his hope that the new government shall leave no stone unturned to safeguard the basic and fundamental rights of the oppressed and suppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Geelani asked Pakistan to take cognizance of deteriorating human values and prevailing bloodshed in state and urged them to activate its embassies all over the world and appraise world about this issue and people facing the atrocities from forces. He also expressed hope that if Pakistan makes its sincere efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue in international level the world leadership will play a positive role regarding the settlement of this long pending dispute in accordance to the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state.
“In his response Pakistan Foreign Minister assured Hurriyat chairman that Pakistan will raise strong voice to highlight Indian aggression and brutalities being perpetrated against the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement added.
Last week, Qureshi and Mirwaiz had a tele-conversation in which the former briefed the Hurriyat (M) chairman about the Pakistan’s efforts to highlight rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir.
Qureshi had also invited Mirwaiz to the UK Parliament where Kashmir human rights abuses are being discussed on Kashmir Solidarity Day in a seminar. The phone conversations between Pakistan’s foreign minister and Hurriyat leaders are unusual, and New Delhi had earlier summoned Pakistan’s envoy over what it called “direct interference” in India’s internal affairs.