Inborn leaders like Geelani born in centuries: CM

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Flays Delhi’s tactics to stop Kashmiris from attending funeral prayer

Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday strongly condemned the Modi regime’s negative tactics to prevent Kashmiris from attending the funeral of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani.

“The Modi regime has blatantly violated all norms of human rights by refusing the Kashmiris to attend the funeral prayer and burial of their great leader.

The fascist Indian government should understand that Syed Ali Geelani lives in the heart of every Kashmiri and Pakistani,” the chief minister declared.

Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the sad demise of the famed Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani and paid rich tributes to him for his long struggle for freedom of oppressed Kashmiris from Indian subjugation.

The chief minister termed Syed Ali Geelani as a brave Kashmiri leader who rendered invaluable sacrifices for the freedom of occupied Kashmir from Indian slavery.

“The continued Indian atrocities and confinements could not deterred Syed Ali Geelani from his strong determination to valiantly work for the freedom of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” he continued.

“The ultimate death of Syed Ali Geelani has concluded the golden era of struggle for the freedom of IIOJ&K and his great role and sacrifices will never be forgotten.

In fact, Syed Ali Geelani gave new strength to the freedom movement and spent all his life for the freedom of Kashmiris.

It goes without saying that brave leaders like him are born after centuries,” the CM declared and added that Syed Ali Geelani had great affection for Pakistan and his exceptional role will always be remembered in history.

Meanwhile, a delegation led by Chairman Special Technology Zones Authority Amir Hashmi called on Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Thursday.

Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik, Principal Secretary to CM, secretary industries, SMU’s head, ED Special Technology Zones Authority Amir Saleemi, director planning and strategic communications Hamza Saeed Aurakzai and DG IT Abdul Raheem were also present in the meeting.

On the occasion, the chief minister approved the establishment of a joint venture group for early completion of a special technology zone as the provincial government has decided in principle to set up a special technology zone in Lahore.

The CM hoped that the establishment of a special technology zone will speed up the development process while ensuring economic self-reliance of the youth.

Promotion of technology is imperative for the economic sustainability of the coming generations,” he stressed and assured to provide every possible facility to the foreign investors in special technology zone.

He pointed out that agriculture tech software and related soft products will be produced in the proposed technology zone.

Special technology zones will also be established in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, DG Khan and other cities in stages and the government will ensure facilities for technology-based financing, concluded the CM.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the death of veteran politician Sardar Ataullah Mengal.

In his condolence message, the CM extended sympathies to his son Sardar Akhtar Mengal and other members of the bereaved members family and prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

Late Sardar Ata Ullah Mengal was a statesman who enjoyed a unique political stature in the country, the CM added.

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