Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday termed victory of Mian Nawaz Sharief in elections as a welcome step and said that despite violence people of Pakistan came out in large numbers to vote.
“I have deep regrets that 24 people lost their lives in election violence. I also regret reports of rigging in Karachi elections which has been acknowledged by Election Commission of Pakistan. There should be re-poll in Karachi,” he demanded.
“The priority of Mian sahib should be to make Pakistan strong. He should ensure full protection to minorities in Pakistan. Government should also talk to people who are resorting to violence in Pakistan. I hope new prime minister takes everybody onboard and makes Kashmir issue as priority. Pakistan is the main party of the dispute,” he said.