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(2018-12-13) A four-member Kashmiri delegation and members of the Kashmir American Council, Washington called on the Foreign Minister today.

The Foreign Minister appreciated the efforts of the Kashmiri Diaspora in raising the Jammu and Kashmir dispute on international forums. While highlighting report of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Jammu and Kashmir, the Foreign Minister stated that the UN has also recognized the gravity of the situation of human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and condemned the deplorable human rights record of the Indian occupation forces in IoK. The Report calls for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigate the gross human rights violations in IoK, which has been a consistent demand of Pakistan.

The Foreign Minister also stressed upon the role of Kashmiri diaspora in raising the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. He maintained that Kashmiris, being the aggrieved party to the conflict, need to put up sustained efforts to highlight the human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces.

The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan’s unflinching political, moral and diplomatic support to the just cause of Kashmiris for the right to self-determination. He said that Pakistan seeks peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the United Nations Security Council resolutions.


December 13, 2018

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