Geelani sends a confidential letter to Nawaz Sharif


Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has sent a confidential letter to Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif through his delegation, which met Pakistani High Commissioner, Abdul Basit in Delhi recently.

The three-member delegation from Hurriyat Conference, reportedly, handed over Geelani’s letter to Pakistani envoy.

Ayaz Akbar, who is the spokesperson of Hurriyat and part of the delegation said, “We handed over Geelani sahab’s letter for PM Sharif to the officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.”

“The letter is confidential but highly important… Officials at the high commission assured us that the letter will be dispatched to the Pakistan prime minister on Wednesday,” Akbar was quoted by the news agency IANS.

The delegation, which met Abdul Basit also included Peer Saifullah, and Altaf Ahmad at his office in Delhi for over one hour.

This was the first official interaction between the Hurriyat leaders and Pakistani envoy since the NSA-level talks were called off between the two countries last month.

The NSA level talks were expected to take the process of restarting the peace dialogue between the two countries forward, but the differences over its agenda led to the talks being called off. Pakistan wanted to include Kashmir in the agenda, while India wanted to focus just on terror.