Srinagar: Pakistan high commissioner in India Abdul Basit visited Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani in Delhi on Tuesday to inquire about his health.
News channel NDTV, quoting a statement from the Pakistan high commission, said that Basit assured Geelani that “Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and their legitimate right of self-determination.”
Pakistan deputy high commissioner Abdul Rehman Nizamani also called Geelani over phone and enquired about his health.
Basit had also met Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday at the Pakistan high commission and reiterated that there has been no change in Islamabad’s Kashmir policy and the resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of its people “is the established policy of Pakistan”.
“There was no change in Islamabad’s policy relating to Jammu Kashmir including Kashmir, Jammu, Ladakh, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan,” a spokesman of Hurriyat (M) quoted Basit as having said.
Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that prominent chest specialist Dr Vikram Sarabhai had conducted a detailed check-up of Geelani at Medanta Hospital at Gurgaon (Haryana) and had suggested some additional medicines. He said Geelani is feeling better because of relatively warmer weather in Delhi.