ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan made a telephone call to the King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on Friday.
The prime minister apprised him of the evolving situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and Indian violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.
Federal cabinet discusses Kashmir situation
Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting of the federal cabinet.
Briefing the media about the decisions taken by the federal cabinet, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Prime Minister Imran Khan took the cabinet into confidence on regional situation emerging after revocation of independent status of Kashmir by India. “Focal groups have been formed on Kashmir in the context of parliamentary resolution that will work under their mandate and give concrete recommendations to the government.”
The cabinet appreciated the statement of UN Secretary General on Kashmir in which he expressed concern on the situation and also recalled that under Simla Agreement the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations. “The cabinet reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment that it will not budge from its principled stand on Kashmir. It emphasized not to show any flexibility on this position and national interests of the country,” she added.
China fully supports Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir: FM Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that China had clarified that the Indian move on Kashmir is unilateral and unacceptable.
Talking to the media after meeting his Chinese counterpart on Friday, he said that China has fully supported Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir. “China also supported Pakistan’s decision to take the Kashmir issue to the United Nations Security Council. It will also support Pakistan in the UNSC,” he said.
He said the Chinese side agreed that steps taken by India are unilateral that have changed the status quo and structure of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. “Wang Yi also agreed that Indian steps could jeopardize the peace and stability in the region.”
The foreign minister said that his Chinese counterpart was in concurrence that Jammu and Kashmir has been recognized as a disputed region and its resolution should also be in the light of UN resolutions.
He said Chinese side was informed that after lifting of curfew in Occupied Kashmir, a new era of atrocities could start in the territory evoking reactions.