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Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomes UNSC again discussing IOK situation

Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomes UNSC again discussing IOK situation
January 16, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan welcomes the UN Security Council discussing the situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) again. In a tweet on Thursday, he said that an internationally recognized dispute remains on the Security Council’s agenda and its consideration by the Council reflects recognition of the seriousness of the prevailing situation. “The Kashmir dispute must be resolved in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the will of the Kashmiri people. We will continue to provide moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people until they secure their inalienable right to self-determination,” he resolved. Earlier expressing his views during a meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York on Thursday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the international community to play its role to get the Kashmiris rid of Indian atrocities. He said that Indian violations of human rights are a matter of concern in Occupied Kashmir. “Pakistan is ready to hold talks on the Kahsmir issue, but India is not agreed to it,” he said. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that several countries are concerned on the situation of Kashmir. He said that the situation in the Middle East is grave and the region cannot afford any new confrontation. The foreign minister apprised the UN Secretary General about Pakistan's steps to defuse tensions in the Middle East emerged due to US-Iran standoff. He also informed the UN Secretary General about his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and Iran, which he paid on the special directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan in a bid to deescalate  tensions in the region. He thanked the UN secretary general for summoning the session of Security Council to discuss the alarming situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The UN secretary general appreciated Pakistan's efforts for establishing peace in the region.