Syed Ali Geelani is unsure of Pakistan's survival

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Syed Ali Shah Geelani
Lahore, Jun 29: If Separatist Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani is to be believed, then his organisation has severe doubts about Pakistan's ability to survive. The veteran leader has also stated that people of occupied Kashmir were least interested in the outcome of the Azad Jammu Kashmir elections as they were not contested on the basis of any ideology or principle.

In a telephonic interview to Pakistan's The Nation, Geelani was quoted as saying, “We are worried about the future of Pakistan. We are not sure whether Pakistan will survive or not."

He added, “We feel upset because of the instability Pakistan has been facing. We are concerned about the situation in Balochistan and the killings going on in Karachi."

Stating that the people of occupied Kashmir were concerned at the escalating tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the veteran Hurriyat leader said, “Pakistan is at a crossroads at present."

In the recently concluded elections in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) emerged victorious.

Geelani's views on Pakistan can have wider repercussions on his relation with the Pakistan's political establishments where he enjoys a considerable support for his anti-India stance. It could also act as a fodder for thought among various Kashmiri youths who are disillusioned with prospects of merging Kashmir with Pakistan.

Wittingly or unwittingly, it seems Geelani has finally said something of substance.

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