Imran Khan Will ‘Forcefully’ Present The Kashmir Issue At United Nations Next Month: FM Qureshi

Pakistan PM Imran Khan will forcefully present the aspirations of Kashmiri people before the international community during his address to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) next month. This was stated by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said while talking to ]the media persons in Islamabad.

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Qureshi said the PM Khan will also hold bilateral meetings and attend other events in New York on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session.

Qureshi also acknowledged that under Shimla agreement, both Pakistan and India were bound to bilaterally resolve Kashmir dispute. He, however, said that Indian PM should tell to the international community whether his revocation of Article 370 was bilateral or unilateral in nature. It is the Indian Prime Minister who undermined the spirit of bilateralism, Qureshi said.

The Foreign Minister said the unilateral steps in Jammu and Kashmir are in total breach of UN Security Council resolutions and the international laws. He pointed out that fourteen petitions have been filed in the Indian Supreme Court against these illegal steps. He said it is the test of the Indian apex court whether it gives the judgement independently or succumb to Modi’s pressure.

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi voiced concerns over the situation in ]Kashmir Valley saying the people are faced with shortages of essential commodities including food items and life-saving drugs. Kashmiri people are not being allowed to offer their Friday prayers.

Qureshi said the world community is not oblivious to the situation in the Kashmir valley. He said the public opinion on Kashmir dispute is now changing at the international level.  He said Pakistani and Kashmiri community abroad is holding protest demonstrations against the Indian atrocities and persecution.  He said our community in London will stage a big protest in the coming days.