Saturday, 20 October 2012 20:58:07
Hurriyet leaders invited to visit Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (APP): Pakistani government has invited the pro-
liberation leaders of occupied Kashmir for a visit to Pakistan.
According to KMS, it was said that the Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi, Babar Amin, had sent fresh invitations to the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Bilal Ghani Lone and Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, asking them to confirm dates for the visit in the month of December.
The Pakistan High Commission has also sought details from the leaders regarding availability of travel documents, the reports added.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that he was contacted for the proposed visit to Pakistan. "Details regarding availability of passports with various leaders were also sought.
Hopefully, "we will be visiting the country and a decision on dates can only be arrived at after holding a meeting of the Hurriyet Conference," he
Pertinently, Hurriyet leaders had already been extended invitation by the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Hina Rabani Khar, during her India visit earlier this year. Shabbir Ahmad Shah does not possess a valid passport while other APHC leaders are holding the travel documents.
The spokesman for the forum patronized by Syed Ali Gilani
told media that Babar Amin telephoned Gilani and invited him to visit Pakistan. "Gilani informed the Pakistani diplomat that he does not have travel documents and the government of India does not provide him passport," he added. The spokesman said that the forum leaders were not in possession of the documents and that they would only be able to decide on visit after getting passports.