Pakistan always kept Kashmir issue alive at UN: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan always kept Kashmir issue alive at UN: Maleeha Lodhi


October 1, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s permanent representatives to United Nation Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Monday said Pakistan had always kept alive the issue of Kashmir at the forum of the world body.

Despite all the hurdles created by arch rival India, the Kashmir issue had always been raised by Pakistan on the UN agenda she stated while talking to a private news channel.

Commenting on the ongoing visit of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to the United States, she said he had had effectively presented the case of Pakistan at the UN General Assembly session.

She said the foreign minister had met many world dignitaries on the sidelines of the UN Assembly session. He informed the leaders about the priorities of the new Pakistan government.

Maleeha Lodhi said Shah Mehmood Qureshi had brought the world attention to gross human rights violations committed by India, on the innocent Kashmiri people.

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She said the UN secretary general had expressed his concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, besides showing keen interest in visiting India, during his interview to a newspaper.

To a question, she said that the foreign minister’s visit to the United States had been very successful.

To another question regarding Pak-US ties, she said Shah Mehmood Qureshi had also met the US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. He had made efforts to re-engage the US with Pakistan and it was pre-mature to say about the outcome of his meetings with high US officials, she added