In meeting with UN chief, PM Imran highlights world body’s responsibility to help resolve Kashmir – Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday highlighted the responsibility of the United Nations and the international community to take urgent measures to protect the people of Kashmir occupied by India and help resolve the long Kashmir dispute.

The Prime Minister discussed the situation in Kashmir during a meeting with the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, outside the UN General Assembly in New York.

According to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister praised Guterres "for his clear articulation of the UN position on the Kashmir dispute."

The prime minister informed him about the curfew and communications blackout imposed in Kashmir, which has been in force for 54 days, saying that "draconian blockade" had no parallel in recent history.

Underlining the need for restrictions to be lifted immediately, Prime Minister Imran once again expressed Pakistan's rejection of the illegal and unilateral actions of India on August 5, through which it revoked Kashmir's special autonomy, saying that were in clear violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

He stressed that the recent actions of India represented "a new chapter of intense human rights abuses" and noted that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights had thoroughly documented previous human rights violations committed by India in Kashmir .

"The prime minister highlighted the risks to regional peace and security that arose from the illegal and irresponsible actions of India," the statement said, adding that he underlined the responsibility of the UN and the global community to take measures to save lives. in Kashmir.

The UN chief during the meeting reiterated his deep concern for human rights and the humanitarian situation in occupied Kashmir, the press release said.

Guterres said he would "remain committed to the issue" and said that his offer to help facilitate a peaceful solution to the Kashmir problem remained.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1507709/in-meeting-with-un-chief-pm-imran-highlights-world-bodys-responsibility-to-help-resolve-kashmir

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