Pakistan welcomes UNSG statement on Kashmir dispute
Pakistan on Saturday welcomed the statement by the spokesperson of UN Secretary-General, reaffirming the United Nations’ position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the statement reaffirms that the United Nations’ position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is well-established and has not changed.
“Pakistan particularly appreciates the timeliness of the statement, as it coincides with completion of two years of India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said these actions violate the UN charter, UN Security Council resolutions and international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention.
The spokesperson said the statement denies the self-serving remarks by India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations claiming that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India.
Earlier, National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf also strongly condemned the Hindutva inspired policies of Modi government and its brutal repression of Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Moeed Yusuf was speaking at a special event organised by the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC to observe the Youm-e-Istehsal Kashmir.
He said that the government of Prime Minster Imran Khan and people of Pakistan were heavily invested in getting the Kashmiri brethren their right to self-determination.
He expressed Pakistan’s unflinching support for the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination as envisaged in the UNSC Resolutions and in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
Dr Moeed Yusuf said that Pakistan would continue to avail every possible political, diplomatic and legal option to achieve this objective.
Other speakers included Ambassador to US Dr Asad Majeed Khan, Professor at Georgetown University Dr Imtiaz Khan, Special Assistant to Dean at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Danielle Khan and Political Analyst and Human Rights Activist Col (retd) Wesley Martin.
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