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JKLF founder Amanullah Khan passes away

Rawalpindi: The founder of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Aman Ullah Khan passed away after protracted illness.

He was under treatment at a hospital in Rawalpindi. Aman Ullah was suffering from lung disease. Vice Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Saleem Haroon told reporters that the funeral prayer will be offered at Liaqat Bagh today.

Amanullah Khan was born in the Astore area of Gilgit on August 24, 1934. In 1940, he went to Kashmir in pursuit of educational opportunities.

After clearing his Matric Exam from Kashmir University in 1950 and subsequently attending SP College and Amar Singh College in Srinagar, Khan migrated to Pakistan in 1952.

He was the co-founder of the Kashmir Independent Committee in 1963, was elected Secretary General of JK Plebiscite Front (PF) in 1965.He Co-founded the JK National Liberation Front (NLF) with Maqbool Bhat in 1977.

Mr. Khan has written two books, Free Kashmir (English) and my autobiography (in Urdu), and about 3 dozen booklets and pamphlets in English and Urdu about different aspects of the Kashmir issue and the Freedom Movement.