In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has paid glowing tributes to founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on his birth anniversary, today.
APHC senior leader Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Qaid-e-Azam was a great visionary leader and Muslims of south Asia fought for separate homeland and finally got it in 1947 under his dynamic leadership.
He said that people of Kashmir were part and parcel of the Pakistan movement and they fought shoulder to shoulder for the emergence of Pakistan. He said that people of Kashmir had great love for Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Pakistan and they believed that Pakistan would only complete when Kashmir would be freed from Indian slavery and become part of it.
Yasin Attai in his statement said that Quaid-e-Azam used to call Kashmir a jugular vein and economic backbone of Pakistan. He said that accession to Pakistan is the destiny of the Kashmiris and the Kashmiri people are rendering their lives for the completion of Pakistan.
Zamarooda Habib said Pakistan is the only hope for the Kashmiris as this country is advocating their case in international forms and hoped that Pakistan would not only continue its support to the Kashmiris’ freedom movement but would also expedite its diplomatic efforts to highlight the Kashmir dispute.
Yasmeen Raja in her statement said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah made concerted efforts to get Kashmir freed from Indian yoke and his multiple visits to Kashmir spoke of his deep attachment with it.
Farida Behenji in a statement, paying tributes to the founder of Pakistan, said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was determined to go to any extent for freedom of Kashmir.
Dr Musaib in his statement said that Quaid-e-Azam had correctly pointed out that Muslims needed a separate state to secure their future in the sub-continent.
Bashir Andrabi said Pakistanis and Kashmiris share strong religious, historic and cultural bonds and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had rightly declared Kashmir as Pakistan’s jugular vein
Maulana Sajid Nadvi in his statement, paying tributes to the founder of Pakistan, said Quaid-e-Azam M. A Jinnah supported the Kashmiris’ cause even before Pakistan’s independence.
APHC leaders Khadim Hussain and Syed Sibte Shabbir Qumi in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a great thinker and the owner of great leadership skills.
They said that the poet of the East Allama Muhammad Iqbal dreamed of a separate homeland for Muslims in this region, which the Quaid-e-Azam turned into reality.
APHC leader Muhammad Aqib in his statement said that Quaid-e-Azam understood the importance of Kashmir for Pakistan and he knew that Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir, so he called Jammu and Kashmir jugular vein of Pakistan.—KMS