December 2005 News

Mirwaiz Briefs Hurriyat About Meeting With Musharraf

14 December 2005
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: Chairman of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday briefed the amalgam's executive and general council about the talks he had with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf at the holy city of Mecca on December 8 on the sidelines of the two-day summit of Organisation of Islamic Conference, party sources said. Mirwaiz briefed the delegates about his meeting with Musharraf during the nearly five-hour marathon meeting of the two bodies of the conglomerate held at its headquarters, the sources said. Mirwaiz also informed the participants about his visit to Istanbul in Turkey where he attended a two-day conference organised by 'Panos South Asia,' an international NGO. The sources said the meeting of the executive and general council will be held on Thursday as well to take important decisions regarding the size of the Hurriyat delegation to visit Pakistan-occupied Kashmir later this month with relief material for October 8 earthquake victims. Earlier, Hurriyat had announced that a 15-member delegation led by Mirwaiz will visit PoK later this month with relief material by road. However, it has been decided to reduce the strength of the delegation to less than five, the sources said, adding the team will go by air while relief material will be sent through road. The meeting is also to decide about the admission of the People's League faction led by Bashir Ahmed Tota in the Hurriyat Conference, the sources said.


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