While addressing a ceremony of overseas Pakistanis, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, The Foreign Minister of Pakistan says the Kashmir dispute is an important pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy, “The Kashmir dispute should be resolved in line with the resolutions of the UNSC,”
While discussing the gross human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, FM Qureshi said to Kashmiri leaders that “Peace cannot be restored in the south Asian region without resolving the Kashmir dispute.”
Munir Akram, The Permanent Representative to United Nations was also in present on the occasion.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan had serious reservations over human rights violations in Indian Kashmir, He restated that his country’s resolve to continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the unarmed Kashmiris, added that India intends to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory.
While expressing the government’s unwavering commitment to the Kashmir issue, FM Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan was not a mercenary to sell off Kashmir, “We are not businesspeople and we will never accept any bargain for Kashmir,”
The FM Qureshi also likened the situation in Kashmir to that of the currently simmering crisis of Palestine and said that “There is a similarity between the situations of Palestine and Kashmir,” “Like Palestine, the people of Kashmir are demanding the right to self-determination.”
Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the overseas Pakistanis that he highlighted the resemblance between the circumstances in Kashmir and Palestine during his meeting with the UN secretary-general.
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