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