NEW YORK: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry raised Pakistan's serious concerns over the situation in Jammu & Kashmir with EU Secretary General for External Affairs Ms. Helga Schmid. The two met today on the sidelines of the 71st UNGA session in New York.

The Foreign Secretary briefed his EU counterpart on the gross human rights violations committed by India against innocent Kashmiris, which has resulted in the deaths of over 100 and injuries to 8,000 civilians.

The EU side noted Pakistan's concerns and inquired about the current state of Pakistan-India relations.

 Afghanistan was also discussed during the meeting. EU appreciated Pakistan's role in facilitating peace efforts in Afghanistan.  EU Secretary General also briefed the Foreign Secretary on preparations for the upcoming Brussels Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan to be held in Brussels in October.