Pakistan PM raises Kashmir issue with UN Secretary General in China

Pakistan PM raises Kashmir issue with UN Secretary General in China

*BOAO: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday urged United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to use his good office to highlight unprecedented Indian atrocities in Indian held Kashmir. .*

During a meeting on the sidelines of BOAO Forum for Asia in China, the prime minister expressed deep concern over the deteriorating situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and the mindless killing of innocent Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces, according to a statement issued by PM House.

He conveyed grave concern over the use of pellet guns by Indian forces and added that Pakistan seeks a just and peaceful resolution of the dispute, reflecting the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions.

Abbasi emphasized that the good office of UN Secretary General must play its part in highlighting Indian atrocities being inflicted upon Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir.

He apprised that deliberate and unprovoked ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary were resulting in the martyrdom of innocent civilians on our side. The situation can escalate to a dangerous point if the Indian side does not desist from repeated violations, he added.

The premier stated that Pakistan followed zero tolerance policy for terrorism and has achieved significant success in flushing out terrorist elements from its soil. Pakistan has rendered huge sacrifices in the war against terrorism that the world must recognize them.

He also expressed grave concern at the plight of Rohingya Muslims.

The UN Secretary General acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts towards counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance to the Afghan refugees and the UN peacekeeping operations. He maintained that he had been advocating the need for a serious dialogue on the Kashmir issue.