Geelani’s funeral prayers in absentia to be offered at Faisal mosque after Friday prayers
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said that the funeral prayer of veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani would be offered in absentia in Faisal mosque after Friday prayers.
In a tweet, he urged people to attend the absentia funeral prayers in large numbers.
He said the death of the senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) was no less than a tragedy for Islamic Ummah and especially for the people of Kashmir.
Earlier, a funeral prayer in absentia was offered at the lawn of Parliament House in Islamabad on Thursday which was attended by President Dr. Arif Alvi, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Afridi, and the Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khurshid.
Besides, the federal ministers, parliamentarians and senior officials of National Assembly and Senate also attended the prayer. After the funeral prayer, President Alvi told media that Kashmir issue could no more go on the way India was trying to suppress it rather the Kashmiri people would soon win freedom.
To a question about the snatching of late Geelani’s mortal remains by Indian forces, the president said India had not done this merely to Ali Geelani rather all minorities there were facing the similar humiliating treatment.
Through such discriminatory policies, India was burning a fire within its own which would ultimately annihilate it needing no other to play a role in this regard.
President Alvi said Pakistan could have got Kashmir liberated from Indian occupation but the country banked upon the commitments by the United Nations which unfortunately were not fulfilled.