Funerals in absentia were held for Kashmir freedom movement leader Syed Ali Geelani, who passed away in Srinagar late on Wednesday night at the age of 92.
The national flag was at half mast at the Sindh Governor House and the Chief Minister's House to mark a 'National Day of Mourning' over Hurriyat leader's demise.
Separate condolence messages were issued from the Chief Minister House and the Governor House, while statements paying tribute to the veteran leader poured in from political circles.
In his message, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said Gilanee was a symbol of struggle and resilience who remained under house arrest for the last 12 years.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail noted that Gilanee had fought for the Kashmiri people and their right to self-determination. The Pakistani nation pays tribute to his fearless struggle for unwavering commitment to the Kashmir cause, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2021.
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