Qureshi affirms full support to Kashmiris

September 4, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi has affirmed that the people and the government of Pakistan would continue to give full moral, diplomatic and political support to the people of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) in their legitimate struggle to attain their inalienable right to self-determination.

The Foreign Minister stated in a meeting with the President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan and discussed the current situation of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoK).

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

Highlighting the findings of the Report of United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the President regretted that instead of addressing the concerns raised in the Report on human rights violations in IoK perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces, India has exacerbated its repression in IoK with the imposition of Governor Rule and resorting to brute use of force.

The Foreign Minister welcomed the recommendation of the OHCHR Report to constitute a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate the gross and systematic human rights violations in IoK

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