Kashmiri Scholar Dr Fai Recovers, Attends OIC Moot at UN Next Week

WASHINGTON D.C: Noted Kashmiri scholar Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director of the Washington-based Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center is recovering fast after a neurosurgery and will be able to attend this week’s OIC Kashmir contact group meeting on margins of United Nations General Assembly session in New York.

Dr Fai underwent a procedure last month following internal bleeding that had resulted from a head injury, and has been recuperating satisfactorily since then, with latest scans showing a lot of improvement and healing.

However, the Neurosurgeon suggested on Friday, September 14th, that he should refrain from physical exertion and driving at least next two weeks. The doctor also strongly prohibited any air travel for at least the next one month, both the domestic and international flights. Doctors, however, have advised Fai to travel to New York City by train only.

Dr, Fai feels deeply encouraged by expressions of support from friends around the world. “Undoubtedly, sincere wishes and prayers of countless people in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, Indian Occupied Kashmir, the United States and elsewhere by both Muslims & non-Muslims made a difference. I would like to express my gratitude to all of them for their sense of compassion and kindness,” he said.

Fai has been invited by Professor Ekmeledine Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to attend the body’s Kashmir Contact Group Meeting at the United Nations on September 26 and Annual Coordination Meeting of the OIC Ministers of Foreign Affairs on October 2, 2007.

Some prominent Kashmir leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman, All Parties Hurriyet Conference and Raja Zulqarnain, the President of Azad Kashmir have been invited to these meetings.

OIC Kashmir Contact Group Meeting will also be addressed by the OIC Secretary General and foreign ministers of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Niger and Pakistan.


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