Pakistan FM to hold telephonic talks with Secretary General of UN Today

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Pakistan FM to speak with Secretly General of UN today over the Phone

Pakistan FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi is scheduled to hold telephonic conversation with Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres today at 5pm.

According to sources, FM Qureshi will apprise the UN secretary general about simmering tensions between nuclear-armed arch rivals Pakistan and India over atrocities and human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

Currently, Mr Guterres is on an official visit to France.

Earlier, Mr Qureshi wrote a letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and drawn her attention to several facets of the seriously deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson, Mr Qureshi, in his letter, outlined in detail the context and consequences of India’s illegal and unilateral actions since August 5.

The letter articulates Pakistan’s deep concerns over the intensification in human suffering, further breach of the fundamental rights of Kashmiri people, and dire humanitarian situation that has arisen as a result of India’s enhanced draconian measures to implement its illegal actions.

The letter underscores that India’s actions constitute flagrant violations of UN Charter, relevant Security Council resolutions, international law and India’s own solemn commitments.

The foreign minister underscored the imperative for the world community, including United Nations, to call upon India to rescind its unilateral actions, lift the curfew and other draconian measures, and restore fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people.

The letter is being shared with the UN Security Council and all members of the United Nations.