Ready For Jail On Return: Malik

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is currently on a private tour of Pakistan, Friday said he is prepared for his arrest on returning home next week. 

“I will be flying back to Delhi from Lahore on the regular PIA flight on March 9,” Malik told reporters. 

Asked about calls for the revocation of his passport after Jamat-u-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed joined him at a protest in Islamabad against the hanging of Afzal Guru, Malik said: “It is their wish if they wish to confiscate my passport or to arrest me. Jail is my second home”. 

Saeed, blamed by India for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, had briefly participated in the protest organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in Islamabad on February 10.

After photographs appeared in the media of Saeed and Malik, demands were made by political parties for the cancellation of Malik’s passport. 

“The government needs to come out clean with an action plan. They must arrest, forfeit his passport and take action against Malik and tell the nation. This is a monumental mistake on the part of the Home Ministry and we will raise at all forums available,” BJP had said. 

Malik visits Pakistan several times a year to meet his wife and his young daughter. 

Meanwhile Malik called on President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on Friday, Geo News reported.

According to details Malik offered his condolences on the demise of Nawaz Sharif’s brother Abbas Sharif.

Sharif told Malik that his government was that close to resolving Kashmir issue back in the day, but General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf’s takeover sent all our efforts down the drain. Kashmir issue is the biggest hurdle between fair relationship between Pakistan and India, Nawaz Sharif added. Agencies

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