Pakistan Day celebrated in New Delhi

March 24th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): On the occasion of Pakistan Day, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi hosted a reception at its official premises in the capital.

People from all walks of life attended the meeting and offered their congratulations and felicitations to Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik and other officials of the High Commission.

Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who attended a function after four years, also attended the function.

On the occasion, Geelani appealed people to boycott the upcoming general elections.

Elections are not a solution to Kashmir issue. Thats why we say to people that exercising the franchise is not in our favour. So the votes should be boycotted. We have said this earlier during the Assembly polls also. And we are saying it again before the Lok Sabha elections, Geelani said.

Hurriyat (G) leader Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Advocate Sheikh Muhammad Ali, Moulvi Bashir, Nisar Hussain Rather, Abdul Ahad Parra, Muhammad Shafi Wani, Zamrooda Habib also attended the function.

It was on this day in 1940 that a demand for the creation of a Muslim State of Pakistan was made by Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, at a meeting of his Muslim League Party in Lahore. (ANI)

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