Founder of Kashmir Study Group Farooq Kathwari called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York to discuss the prevailing situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.
During the meeting, the prime minister urged Kathwari, a Srinagar-born Kashmiri-American, to further highlight the grave situation resulting from India’s illegal occupation of occupied Kashmir and its blatant human rights violations so as to expose the real face of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to the world.
Farooq Kathwari on the occasion highlighted the Kashmir Study Group’s earlier engagement on the dispute and efforts for conflict resolution.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Naeem-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan and other senior officials were present in the meeting.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Qureshi told reporters that the prime minister wanted to listen to Kashmiris from both parts of Kashmir ahead of his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 27.
Qureshi said the main objective of prime minister’s visit to US was to highlight the Indian atrocities in the valley.
Speaking to the media in New York, the foreign minister said PM Imran will hold meetings with heads of different states and Kashmiri delegation.
The foreign minister added that the Ehsaas Program launched in Pakistan will also be discussed during these meetings as this program is very important to achieve sustainable development goals.
PM Imran arrived in New York on Saturday to lead the Pakistan delegation to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The prime minister will address the 193-member Assembly on Friday (September 27) sharing Pakistan’s perspective and position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and its current human rights and related dimensions.