Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:47:48 pm
FM Qureshi seeks lifting of curfew in occupied Kashmir
September 11, 2019

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for immediate lifting of curfew from occupied Kashmir.

He was interacting with the international and Pakistan media in Geneva on Wednesday and sensitized on Humanitarian crisis and tragedy in the making in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

The Foreign Minister said parents are unable to send their children to schools out of fear and because of total communication blackout. He said youth, including girls, are being picked by the Indian occupation forces, how humiliate them.

He said situation in occupied Kashmir is turning grave as there is lack of food and health facilities in the held valley.

The Minister said Tuesday's joint statement of 58 countries supported Pakistan's view point, which is encouraging.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that establishment of a commission of inquiries to ascertain human rights violations and precarious situation in Indian Occupied is also encouraging.

Foreign Minister talks to Turkish media in Geneva

Talking to Turkish media in Geneva today, Foreign Minister says when India tries to change the majority population to minority and the demography of the occupied valley forcefully, Pakistan interpretes it as the genocide of Kashmiris.

He said bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey have always been ideal and the two countries always supported each other which was once again witnessed in the OIC meeting.

The Foreign Minister said that we are waiting for the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Pakistan in which Pakistan will discuss a comprehensive economic cooperation between the two countries. 

He said Pakistan supports the Afghan-led peace process and it has been playing a pivotal and mediation role in this regard. He said that our message is to give a chance for peace instead of promoting extremism.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India has, very cleverly, tried to attribute the Kashmiris' freedom movement with terrorism after 9/11 while Kashmiris are fighting for their rights to self-determination. 

Shah Mahmood Qureshi departs for Pakistan after successfully completing his three-day visit to Geneva

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has departed for Pakistan after successfully completing his three-day visit to Geneva.

He participated in United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva and efficiently presented the case of innocent Kashmiris.

The joint statement from 58 countries about Occupied Kashmir is a great diplomatic victory of Pakistan.

Prime Minister's Special Representative in Geneva Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan's Ambassador in Switzerland Ahmed Waraich, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan in United Nations Tahir Hussain Andrabi and senior officials of Pakistani embassy saw off the Foreign Minister. 

 

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