While the final verdict of the court is pending, the relief granted to Liyaqat has raised hopes of a fair trial for him, a spokesman of the PDP said in a statement here.
"PDP reiterates its demand for a white paper on the status of all prisoners in various jails of the country and providing legal assistance to those among them who can't afford it," the spokesman said.
Rehabilitation policy for those who crossed the Line of Control for arms training, but want to return to lead a peaceful life, needs to be revisited in view of the loopholes that became visible "Shah fiasco", he said.
"The policy needs to be streamlined to ensure hassle-free return of our youth and their purposeful rehabilitation. "Presently, militants who had gone as young people and are now middle aged persons with families, facing immense problems in absence of a proper rehabilitation programme that includes their sustenance, schooling of their children, benefits of citizenship and nationality issues of their spouses," he added.
Referring to the recent acquittal of some Kashmiri youths accused of terrorist activities, he said it is unfortunate that Muslims in general and Kashmiris in particular are viewed with suspicion.
"People from Kashmir are not able to easily get accommodation and are the first targets of police whenever a terror incident takes place," the spokesman said adding that such attitude is unfortunately pushing the youth to alienation and extremism and the vicious cycle of brutalities on innocents continues unabated.