ISLAMABAD : President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have urged the international community, especially the United Nations (UN), to exercise its moral, legal, political and diplomatic authority to implement the Security Council’s resolutions on the Kashmir dispute.
They said this in their separate messages on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. President Arif Alvi said the Security Council should put pressure on Indian government to end its oppression in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said the UN should get lifted the military siege and restrictions on communications and peaceful protests in the occupied territory. He said the world body should declare null and void the new domicile rules which have been introduced in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to change its demographic structure.
Illegal and unilateral steps of 5th August last year should also be declared null and void. He said a Commission of Inquiry should be constituted to investigate blatant human rights violations in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Referring to Pakistan’s contributions in the UN peacekeeping missions, the President said our 158 peace keepers have rendered their lives for the UN peacekeeping missions in different countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message on the United Nations’ 75th anniversary said on Saturday that Pakistan is proud to play its part in upholding universal values to protect and safeguard human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.
“Pakistan continues to support the right of all peoples living under foreign occupation and alien domination to self-determination,” he said. “It is gratifying that Pakistan has played a critical role in preserving international peace and security, through its contribution of ‘blue helmets’ to the UN Peacekeeping Missions all around the world,” he added. At this historic occasion, the Prime Minister said: “I want to pay tribute to all men and women peacekeepers, including from Pakistan, who remain ready to serve in the most fragile and conflict-ridden areas and never hesitate to make the ultimate sacrifice for maintaining peace and security around the globe.”
He said the 75th United Nations Day is also a sombre reminder that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remains unresolved, despite being on the UN’s agenda for over seven decades. “The people of Jammu and Kashmir are still awaiting the fulfilment of commitment made to them by the United Nations to exercise their right to self-determination.” “It is deplorable that the situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) has further exacerbated since India’s unilateral and unlawful actions on 5 August 2019.
Led by ‘Hindutva’ ideology, the RSS-BJP regime has continued an inhuman military siege and imposed draconian restrictions on freedom of movement and communications.” Prime Minister Khan urged the international community, especially the Security Council, to exercise its moral, legal, political and diplomatic authority to implement UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. TLTP