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Sharif calls Geelani to discuss Kashmir.

PAKISTAN Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited senior separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to his country. In the invite, which came in the form of a letter, Sharif has described Kashmir as the ' unfinished agenda of Partition'. Geelani has accepted the invitation, saying that Pakistan was the only visible hope for Kashmiris, which openly supports the Kashmir cause and advocates it on international forums.

" The Pakistani prime minister has sent a written letter to chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani, through Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, in which he formally invited Geelani sahab to Pakistan," the Hurriyat Conference hardline faction's spokesperson Ayaz Akbar said.

Akbar added that the letter was handed over to Geelani by Basit at his Tilak Nagar, New Delhi residence, on Friday.

He said Sharif's letter promised full support to Kashmiris on political, diplomatic and moral fronts. In the letter Sharif termed Kashmir as an unfinished agenda of Partition and said ignoring it could never establish friendly relationship between the two countries.

In June this year Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had also described Kashmir as an ' unfinished agenda of Partition' and " inseparable from Pakistan". According to the Hurriyat spokesperson, the Pakistan PM, in his letter, has also described Geelani's character and actions as guiding principles for the coming generations of Kashmir.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif ( left); separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.

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Date:Oct 11, 2015
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