FM Qureshi affirms Pakistan's full support to people of IHK

2018-09-04T14:48:00+05:00 Web Desk

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has affirmed Pakistan's full moral, diplomatic and political support to the people of Held Kashmir in their legitimate struggle to attain their inalienable right to self-determination.

Foreign Minister said Pakistan would continue to raise the issue of “gross and systematic human rights violations” by the occupational forces in the Indian Held Jammu Kashmir (IHK) at all international fora.

The Foreign Minister discussed the latest situation in the IHK with President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan and said Pakistan welcomed recommendations of the OHCHR Report to constitute a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate human rights violations in the Indian Held Jammu Kashmir (IHK).

President AJK Sardar Masood congratulated Qureshi on his appointment as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan and briefed him about the latest human rights situation in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

While highlighting the findings of the Report of United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Masood Khan regretted that instead of addressing the concerns perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces and duly raised in the report, India exacerbated its repression in the IHK with the imposition of governor rule and was continuing to resort to brute use of force.

The Foreign Minister highlighted the steps taken by the Ministry and Pakistani Missions aboard to underscore the importance of the OHCHR Report and said Pakistan would continue to draw attention to the findings of the Report at international forums.

  

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