RAWALPINDI - Veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has lashed out at the Pakistani political leadership for what he said putting the Kashmir issue on backburner and doing nothing to settle this core dispute with India. Pakistani leadership had no quality and ability to dig out the basic reasons and overcome the menace of terrorism that engulfed the whole country, he lamented. He expressed these views in his telephonic address to the National Kashmir Conference held here at Al-Badar Mujahideen Main Office Rawalpindi on Sunday. The conference was arranged jointly by Al-Badar Mujahideen and Tehreek-e-Yakjehti-e-Kashmir to highlight the state terrorism, atrocities and violence of Indian forces against the innocent people of Indian Kashmir (IHK). On the occasion, Jammat-e-Islami (JI) Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Ameer Abdul Rasheed Turabi, Ameer Al-Badar Mujahideen Bakht Zameen Khan, Abdullah Hameed Gull, Pakistan Amn Party (PAP) Chairman Haji Mohammad Gulzar Awan and Naveed Masood Hashmi were also present and also addressed the conference. While speaking, Syed Ali Shah Geelani said that strong association with Pakistan was the part and parcel of our lives but the Pakistani leadership and media had dispirited us very badly. Pakistani media is giving the excessive and undue coverage to those who are our enemies and not giving importance to the freedom struggle to the extent that it deserves, he opined. He said that Kashmiri people have pinned hopes in Pakistan but our gashes were being salted instead of healing by the Pakistani leaders. Geelani also showed annoyance over what he said, Kashmir issue is being trashed away by Pakistan and freedom fighters no longer enjoy the support from Pakistani side, whether it is the political leadership or the media. He said that situation like this was very painful for them. He emphasised the Pakistani media to highlight the state terrorism being carried out by the Indian occupied forces. Indian forces are doing crimes against innocent and unarmed Kashmiri people including our mothers and sisters but these brutal acts and massacres of our youth are not attracting the attention of Pakistani political leadership and media, he complained. He appealed to Pakistani media and government to draw the attention of world to these core violations of human rights in IHK. Syed Ali Shah Geelani also expressed grave concern over the terrorist activities in Pakistan and said that the defence of Pakistan was at the stake. Pakistani government and agencies have failed to trace out the routes of terrorism in which one Muslim is taking the lives of other Muslims and this too gives us heartiest pain, he said. JI AJK Ameer Abdul Rasheed Turabi, Ameer Al-Badar Mujahideen Bakht Zameen Khan and PAP Chairman Haji Mohammad Gulzar Awan also spoke on the occasion and stressed the Pakistani government to extend its moral support to the Kashmiri people. They said Pakistan was not complete without Kashmir and Kashmiri freedom fighters were fighting the war of Pakistan. The struggle of Kashmiri people will not be culminated without seeking independence from India so the sooner India quit from Kashmir, the better for it, they said. Later, a rally was also taken out on GT Road, Sowan from Masjid-ul-Shuhada, which was led by Bakht Zameen Khan and Haji Mohammad Gulzar Awan. The participants of the rally raised slogans against Indian occupation on IHK and demanded of the international community to stop India from using its brutal force against innocent Kashmiri people.