People of Kashmir and Palestine still awaits freedom says Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Sep, 2020. 03:48 pm
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine disputes are United Nation’s most glaring and long-standing failures.

In a series of tweets by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of theΒ  75th anniversary of the United Nations, he said the people of occupied Kashmir and Palestine “still await the fulfillment of the right of self-determination”.

“We the peoples of the UN must rise up to meet the global challenges faced, both historic and current,” he said.

He said Pakistan has been and remains an ardent believer in multilateralism & the indispensability of the United Nations.

Pakistan has been on United Nations Security Council UNSC seven times, headed the UNECOSOC5 times, led UNGA & G77 and has contributed over 200,000 troops to 47 Missions in 26 countries.

The UN’s diamond jubilee is indeed a landmark occasion to hearken back to its foundational principles and an occasion to soberly introspect, said the Foreign Minister.

Earlier today in his tweets, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said “On UN75 Pakistan reaffirms our ardent commitment to upholding the spirit of multilateralism. Indeed our continued contribution to the advancement of UN goals in the best and most honorable tradition of service to humanity is a manifestation of this.”

Shah Mahmood Qureshi wrote:

Pakistan has contributed over 200,000 troops to 47 missions in 26 countries. We have hosted the largest protracted refugee population. Where others with fascist ideologies flout UN principles with a misplaced sense of entitlement, Pakistan continues to stand for a world centered in peace & harmony.

The Foreign Minister went on to say that:

However, we the peoples of the UN must rise up to meet the global challenges faced, both historic and current. The Jammu & Kashmir and Palestine disputes are the UN’s most glaring issues where their people still await the fulfilment of the right to self-determination.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said:

Today, the very forces that led to the Second World War, racism and fascism are taking the shape of rising xenophobia and Islamophobia. While we have seen enormous international cooperation to combat Covid-19, it has failed to unify humanity as it could have.

He concluded that:

“It is our conviction that for the UN, its values and its architecture, there is no alternative. We must come together to prevent forebodings from turning into self-fulfilling prophecies. In this noble endeavor, the United Nations will always find Pakistan by its side.”


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