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Pak envoy Basit visits ailing Hurriyat leader Geelani at Delhi hospital

Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit on instructions of his Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a hospital in Delhi on Friday and conveyed best wishes to him.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2016 22:18 IST
Syed Ali Shah Geelani was admitted to Max Hospital, Saket, on Thursday after he complained of breathlessness.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani was admitted to Max Hospital, Saket, on Thursday after he complained of breathlessness.(HT File Photo)

Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit on instructions of his Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a hospital in Delhi on Friday and conveyed best wishes to him.

A ‘Quran Khawani’ (recitation of Quran) was also held at the Pakistan High Commission with special prayers for Geelani’s health, Manzoor Ali Memon, press counsellor at the Pakistan High Commission, said.

“High commissioner of Pakistan Abdul Basit on instructions from Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif visited Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a Delhi hospital and conveyed to him best wishes and prayers” on behalf of the Premier and the people of Pakistan, he said.

Geelani was admitted to Max Hospital, Saket, on Thursday after he complained of breathlessness and his condition was last night described as stable by doctors.

Sharif had on Thursday himself wished a speedy recovery for Geelani while hailing the Kashmiri separatist’s “indefatigable leadership” which he said was a “beacon of freedom” for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.