Geelani Perturbed At “Unrest, Anarchy, Lawlessness” In Pak

SRINAGAR: Expressing anxiety and concern over the prevailing situation in the country, the chairman of the Hurriyat (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Tuesday asked all “patriotic Pakistanis” not to become a part of any misadventure “aimed at weakening and destabilising Pakistan.”

“Pakistan has become the primary target of several external powers who want to take advantage of the country’s internal turmoil to fulfil their nefarious designs,” Geelani said in a statement.

“Though we have nothing to do with Pakistan’s internal politics, but we cannot remain unconcerned about the country’s unrest, anarchy and lawlessness, because the situation there has a direct impact on the Kashmir issue and the internal situation in Kashmir,” he said.

“Also, India wants to take advantage of Pakistan’s weaknesses, and overpower the freedom movement in Kashmir,” he said.

“Instead of confrontation, Pakistan’s rulers and politicians should adopt the path of conciliation, and at all cost avoid conflict between institutions,” he said.

“In a civilised democratic society, everyone has the right to hold rallies and speak one’s mind, but the highest priority must be given to the country’s peace and stability,” he said.

“Pakistan is assailed by enemies on all sides, and in this situation patriotic Pakistanis must desist from any steps that serve to add fuel to the fire being fanned by external adversaries,” he said.

“A strong Pakistan is the basic requirement for resolving the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes of the people. Unless stability and supremacy of law are established in the country, the Kashmir issue too will remain hanging,” he said.

“Even if a solution is sought to be found in such a situation, it will not be in accordance with the aspirations and sacrifices of the Kashmiri people, or in the historical perspective,” he said.

“Since India wants to maintain its forcible occupation of Kashmir, it always tries its utmost to see that Pakistan becomes unstable on the internal front, and that the situation in the country goes from bad to worse,” he said. 

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