Pakistan has conferred Nishan-i-Pakistan, the country's highest civil award upon Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani in recognition of his tedious struggle spanning over decades for the right to self-determination of Kashmiri people.
On his behalf, the award was received by a Hurriyat leader from President Dr. Arif Alvi at an investiture ceremony in Islamabad on Friday.
Meanwhile, All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat leaders have welcomed awarding of Nishan-i-Pakistan, highest Civilian Award of country to veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani.
In a tweet, Syed Ali Geelani also congratulated people of Pakistan on their Independence Day.
In a statement, leader of Hurriyat Forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said Kashmiris and Pakistani are together and Kashmiris will continue their struggle till they achieve their birthright to self-determination.