Pak envoy Basit calls on Separatist leader Geelani in Delhi, discusses Kashmir

New Delhi: Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday called on hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Delhi to enquire about his health and also discuss the issue of Kashmir.

During the meeting, Geelani extended his appreciation towards Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement on account of Kashmir solidarity day.

Geelani alleged that India was trying hard to ‘suppress’ the voices of the people of Kashmir.

Basit assured him that Pakistan will continue to extend ‘moral, political and diplomatic support’ to the people of Kashmir.

The High Commissioner also expressed hope that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute would be settled between Pakistan and India through a dialogue in accordance with the aspirations of the people of the state.

India has called off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan twice over Basit’s meetings with separatists. (ANI)