ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today wished a speedy recovery for Syed Ali Shah Geelani while hailing the hardline Kashmiri separatist's "indefatigable leadership" which he said was a "beacon of freedom" for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Geelani was admitted in a private hospital in New Delhi after he complained of breathlessness and his condition was tonight described as stable by doctors.
The 86-year-old leader had complained of breathlessness and high blood pressure and was taken to Max Hospital, Saket.
In a message, Sharif on behalf of the people of Pakistan as well as on his own behalf "prayed for full and speedy recovery of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani."
"The Prime Minister said Syed Geelani's indefatigable leadership is a beacon of freedom for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. We pray for his quick recovery and good health," an official statement said.