Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani suffers heart attack

Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani suffered a “minor heart attack” on Thursday, and was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi.


“It was a minor heart attack. Thank God, he is stable now,” spokesperson Ayaz Akbar told Indian media.

Akbar said Geelani, 86, was admitted to the Max Hospital in Saket, Delhi where he was “recuperating fast”.

The Kashmiri leader has been in Delhi for the past few weeks.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has prayed for full and speedy recovery of the Hurriyat leader.

In a statement, the prime minister said Geelani’s untiring leadership was a beacon of freedom for the people Kashmir.

The people of Pakistan pray for his quick recovery and good health, he added.