Srinagar - Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday appealed the government in Pakistan to pay special attention to the rehabilitation of Kashmiris who migrated to Azad Kashmir during last 25 years.

The number of these families, Geelani said, is reportedly 25,0000, including around 5,000 who migrated from border areas of the state.

Geelani said that the condition of the Kashmiri migrants of 47, 65 and 1971 is although stable and satisfactory now but the families who crossed over since last 25 years are in a very bad condition and they are living a miserable life there.

Most of them, the octogenarian leader said, are living in rented accommodations and their financial position is very weak.

While appealing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pay his special and kind attention towards the rehabilitation of the Kashmiri migrant families, Geelani said that Kashmir is reckoned as the most sensitive conflict zone in the world and the people of this region who are left homeless due to the prevailing political uncertainty and the instability in the region deserve the special attention of the whole world particularly the Muslim countries.

Being an important party to the dispute, Pakistan has prime responsibility to pay its special attention towards those displaced people and rehabilitate them on priority basis.“Geelani said that as the “Kashmir Solidarity Day” is being celebrated in Pakistan, I humbly appeal to Pakistan Prime Minister, Pakistan President, Pakistan Army and the people of this country to take serious notice of the conditions of more than 40,000 Kashmiri migrants and take actions in addressing their issues,” said a statement.

He said that the migrants of Kashmir and Palestine deserve the sympathy of the justice loving people of the world especially the Muslim counties and till the foreign occupation of these occupied territories does not end and the peace and stability does not return to these regions, the return of these migrants is impossible.