Ahead of India’s speech at the UNGA on Saturday, Pakistan has raked up Kashmir propaganda with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. In a press Release, Pakistan's Foreign Minister has raised human rights violations in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and has urged the UN Secretary-General to play his role in the resolution of the disputes.
(Office of the Spokesperson)
In a meeting with UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi highlighted the plight of the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Referring to the report of the Human Rights High Commissioner, Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed grave concern at the plight and suffering of Kashmiris at the hands of Indian occupying forces.
He stressed on peaceful resolution of the dispute, reflecting the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions is important. He also called on the Secretary General to play his role in the resolution of the dispute.
The Foreign Minister highlighted the jingoistic rhetoric from Delhi and asked the Secretary General to urge India not to embark on any misadventure. He expressed Pakistan’s desire to engage with India for lasting peace in the region.
On Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister reiterated that peace and stability was only possible through an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. He said Pakistan’s interest was in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
The Secretary General, calling Pakistan a “privileged partner of the UN”, appreciated its lead role at the UN, including as a top troop contributor to peacekeeping.
Foreign Minister Qureshi and Secretary General agreed on the importance of regional peace through dialogue.
28 September 2018
Sent from MOFA Spokesperson’s office
This comes hours before India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is to deliver her speech at the 73rd session of UN General Assembly in New York on Saturday. Sushma Swaraj is expected to deliver a strongly worded statement against Pakistan sponsored terror and recent examples of crimes against humanity in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
As per reports, Sushma Swaraj will also ask Global community at the UN to isolate those who use terrorism as a state policy. She is likely to also speak about economic progress and climate change and India's role at the UN apart from India's initiatives like Jan Dhan, Mudra, Ujjwala, Skill India, Digital India, Clean India, Start-Up India, Stand-Up India.