Pakistan envoy visits Geelani in Delhi hospital

New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Friday visited Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is convalescing in a Delhi hospital a day after complaining of chest pain and breathlessness, a spokesman said.

Pakistan High Commissioner Basit visited the veteran Kashmiri leader in Max hospital in south Delhi and “conveyed best wishes and prayers on behalf of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and the people of Pakistan”, a statement from the high commission said.

Geelani was recovering and feeling better and had been shifted to the General Ward from the ICU where he was initially, his spokesman said.

“Geelani is recovering, and is feeling better and the doctors of the Max Hospital have shifted him from the ICU to the General Ward,” spokesman Ayaz Akbar said in a statement.

Geelani, 86, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after his health deteriorated and was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit there. He has been in Delhi for the past almost one month for his annual health checkup.