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The 5th meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Jammu and Kashmir was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. The Foreign Minister brief the members of the Committee on the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the United States.

In the briefing, the Foreign Minister highlighted that during his visit to the U.S., the Prime Minister exchanged views with President Donald Trump on a wide-range of issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. The Foreign Minister stated that the Prime Minister raised the Kashmir issue effectively, highlighting the massive human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK). He added that Pakistan welcomed President Trump’s readiness to mediate in the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

The Foreign Minister further emphasized that the last one year had seen a growing momentum in activities focused on drawing international attention to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, particularly with the publication of the successive OHCHR reports in June 2018 and July 2019 which extensively documented the human rights situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK).

The Foreign Minister, Chairman Kashmir Committee, and the Committee members unanimously agreed to continue to highlight ongoing atrocities in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir at every possible international forum.

31 July 2019
Islamabad

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