They appealed to the media and others not to circulate any information about Geelani’s health, “and similarly, any communication of political nature on his behalf without his representative’s authentication.”
The family members, including his two sons and the son-in-law, in the appeal, said that Geelani is in an advanced age with multiple ailments. “He needs round the clock medical as well as personal attention. Quaid throughout his life faced hardships, both physically and mentally, for his beliefs and convection. His recent health condition has stressed people especially his family. Therefore, it is time to give him some amount of relaxation and his family, a space to attend him in a better position at this critical juncture. Health condition of Quaid demands [the] family to be careful, focussed and attentive, more so amid the pandemic,” they said, in the appeal.
Geelani, they added, is a public and political figure and everyone reserves a right to be concerned about his
personal as well as political status. “The prime responsibility of his close family is to attend him. We will keep the people updated regarding his health and his representative, Abdullah Gilani, will respond and react to his political issues,” they said.