ISLAMABAD, (SANA):Chairman Mutehida Jihad Council Syed Salahuddin has disclosed that Pakistani origin US citizen Mansoor Ijaz, who got fame on the disputed memo, offered an economic package to Muttahida Jihad Council over ceasefire in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Talking to “SANA” exclusively Syed Salahuddin said that on refusal of this package by Mutahida Jihad Council, Mansoor Ijaz along with his mother came to Muzaffarabad to meet Syed Salahuddin for ceasefire in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Mujahideen gave threat to Mansoor Ijaz and said to not insist over ceasefire issue; otherwise, there would be danger for him.
The Chief of Muttuhida Jihad Council Syed Salahuddin said that in 2001 the Chief Commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Majeed Dar declared ceasefire without the consultation of Mujahideen command.
He kept this condition that the ceasefire will remain exist if India calls back its troops from Occupied Kashmir, continuation of trilateral talks and the acceptance of Kashmir dispute.
Syed Salahuddin said, due to non compliance of these conditions by India, I called a press conference in Islamabad and announced to take back the decision of ceasefire.
According to Syed Salahuddin, on the second day after the end of ceasefire, Khalid Khwaja came to him along with Mansoor Ijaz.
Mansoor Ijaz said to him that he is very close to White House and deals the Muslim issues, adding that Mansoor Ijaz showed a photograph in which he stood in the middle of US President Clinton and Hillary Clinton.
Mansoor Ijaz said to me that the Mujahideen should continue the ceasefire and let the peace process to go ahead, Salahuddin said.
Salahuddin further said that he denied the proposal of Mansoor Ijaz and repeated the conditions that had been kept with India.
He further said that Mansoor Ijaz came to me in Muzaffarabad after few days along with his mother after my refusal about ceasefire. He said that Mansoor Ijaz and his mother told me, if Kashmiri Mujahideen continue ceasefire and gave a chance to go ahead to peace process then Kashmiris would be given a huge economic package for the development of destroyed infrastructure. Her mother said that for the development of roads, schools and hospitals in Kashmir, funds would be allocated for its development. These funds would be spent by my (Salahuddin) will.
According to Salahuddin, the mother of Mansoor Ijaz was insisting ceasefire and she was more active on this issue.
Salahuddin said that he denied this proposal and they have been given threat if they insist over ceasefire then result will be disastrous. However, they did not come to him after this threat.