SRINAGAR: Pakistan High Commissioner to India on Sundayvisited the chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani who is undergoing treatment in New Delhi and conveyed the concern of Pakistan prime minister on the health of the ailing leader.
In a statement, the Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesman said that Abdul Basit said that PM Nawaz Shareef was “very much concerned” about the health of Geelani and had directed him to personally enquire the condition of pro-freedom leader.”
Basit along with Ubaid-ul-Rehman Nizami and other associates visited Malviya Nagar residence of Geelani at 11:00 a.m and spent about one-and-a-half-hour with Hurriyat chairman.
“Basit said that the entire Pakistan was concerned about the health of Geelani Sahab and everybody there wants to know his health condition,” the statement said.
The statement said that Basit said “Prime Minister Shareef and many other ministers where repeatedly asking for the health condition of Geelani.
The Pak High Commissioner, according to the statement, also said that “Geelani was not only the leader of Kashmir, but he is the unique leader of Pakistan too.”
“He said that in Pakistan there are different parties and ideologies, but they follow a single policy with respect to Geelani Sahab and he lives in every body’s heart,” the statement added.
According to the statement, Hurriyat’s secretary public relations Altaf Ahmad Shah, Advocate Mohammad Shafi Reshi and Raja Mehraj-ud-Din were also present on the occasion who thoroughly elaborated the reasons of ill health and the treatment of Geelani.
The statement said that Geelani thanked the Pakistan High Commissioner and also briefly interacted with them.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that Geelani’s health condition was rapidly improving and the results of medical investigations are also better and satisfactory.
He appealed people “not pay heed to the rumors and asked them to beware of rumor mongers.”