Srinagar, Aug 14: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq felicitated the people of Pakistan on the eve of the country’s 71st Independence Day. He said that he was hopeful that the country would continue to support the suppressed people of Kashmir on moral, diplomatic and political fronts as it has been doing over the past seven decades.
Praying to almighty for Pakistan’s stability and progress, Mirwaiz conveyed his best wishes for a Pakistan that achieves new heights in its economic growth and in the welfare of its people and realization of the vision of its founding fathers.
Mirwaiz also expressed the hope that the new Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan and his team would pursue the resolution of Kashmir dispute with India in right earnest so that the people of J&K are delivered from the crisis they are facing for the last 70 years and the subcontinent experiences peace and stability.
Meanwhile, APHC spokesman strongly denounced the toughest curbs across Srinagar and elsewhere in Kashmir on the eve of India’s Independence Day stating that entire Kashmir has been turned into a military garrison as every pedestrian, traveler and commuter is frisked and harassed which is highly condemnable. He said people of Kashmir have been made hostages in their own land which the world is ignoring to see.
The spokesman also expressed heartfelt condolence on the demise of the mother of party’s senior activist Tariq Ahmed of Khag, Beerwah and extended his sympathy to the bereaved family. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while speaking to Tariq over phone prayed for the deceased and extended his sympathies with the bereaved family.