Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided a week-long campaign in and outside Pakistan to highlight the continued negation of human rights violations and 175 days of lockdown of Kashmiris in the Indian Occupied and Kashmir (IOK). This was announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on his return from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Activities to highlight Kashmir will start from January 25 and continue till February 5. “Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to launch a robust information campaign and come what may, we will continue to raise the issue politically, morally, diplomatically until such time their (Kashmiris) right to self-determination is not granted,” the minister stated while addressing a press conference at the Foreign Office.
“However, as you have seen, their focus is more towards unilateralism than bilateral talks,” he said. “India’s recent steps and the one taken on August 5 reflects their [India’s] unilateralism,” he added. FM Qureshi said that Pakistan was successful in its efforts to highlight the issue of occupied Kashmir at the UN Security Council despite Indian efforts to ensure otherwise.
“Two briefings on the Kashmir issue were held [at the Security Council] and their summary was that whatever Pakistan was saying [about Indian atrocities] carries weight,” he said.
Its worth mentioning here that US President during the meeting with PM Khan again offered Kashmir mediation between Pakistan and India and said that “What’s going on between Pakistan and India … if we can help, we certainly will be willing to. We have been watching it very closely and it’s an honour to be here with my friend,” he added.
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17 November, 2019