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Pak Senate recommends Geelani for ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’

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Srinagar: The Pakistan senate Monday passed a resolution asking its government to confer the country’s highest civilian honour, ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ to Syed Ali Shah Geelani, former chairman of his own Hurriyat Conference and ex-MLA, who represented Sopore assembly constituency in J&K Assembly for three terms.

The developments comes a month after Geelani stepped down from his post as ‘chairman for life’ of All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

Pakistan’s upper house of parliament has unanimously passed a resolution lauding the “relentless” struggle of Geelani.

The Pakistan Senate also asked the government to name a proposed university in Islamabad after the 90-year-old Geelani.

The resolution was moved by Jamat-e Islami senator Mushtaq Ahmed and passed unanimously with a voice vote.

The resolution, adopted unanimously, demanded that the story of his life be included in the school curriculum at the national and provincial levels.

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