PoK leader in Srinagar to attend wedding

Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry, the former "premier" of PoK, on Saturday left on his first visit to the India to attend the wedding of a friend`s son.

Islamabad: Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry, the
former "premier" of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, on Saturday left on
his first visit to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir to
attend the wedding of a friend`s son and to meet Hurriyat
leaders.
Chaudhry, a leader of the ruling Pakistan People`s Party,
was issued a visa by the Indian High Commission to visit
Srinagar to attend the wedding of the son of his close friend
Zahoor Ahmed Shah Watali.

He flew from Lahore to Delhi this afternoon and will
travel to Srinagar tomorrow, one of his aides told PTI.

During his stay in Srinagar, Chaudhry will meet
representatives of the Kashmiri community and leaders of the
All Parties Hurriyat Conference, the aide said.

This is the first time that such a senior leader from PoK
is visiting the Indian side and the visit will provide an
opportunity for interactions and exchange of ideas, the aide
said.
Chaudhry is one of the leading Pakistan-based Kasmhir
lobbyists.

He was continuously elected to the PoK Assembly during
1985-2006.

Watali, a leading businessman of Srinagar, has invited
other political leaders from PoK, including Muslim Conference
chief Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, to his son`s wedding to be
held on September 17.

PTI