ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will raise the Indian oppression and atrocities in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir at the forum of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
His remarks came in a Press Conference held in Islamabad on Wednesday after Pakistan was re-elected to the UNHRC for the term 2021-23 by securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly.
Talking to the media, Qureshi said that Pakistan’s re-election to the UN Human Rights Council has provided us a unique opportunity with regard to highlighting the Indian barbarism in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) is burning, and an effort is being made to suppress the voice of Kashmiris through different tactics including communications blackout.
The foreign minister said that as the Independent Observers are not allowed to visit the occupied territory, the Council of Human Rights is an effective forum to raise the voice of Kashmiris.
The minister said that Pakistan will continue to provide moral, diplomatic, and political support to the oppressed Kashmiri people in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that our other priorities at the UN Human Rights Council will be to sensitize the world about the threat posed by Islamophobia and raise the causes of Muslim Ummah.