Pakistan reiterates call for commission of Inquiry into atrocities” in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal Saturday reiterated Pakistan’s call for urgent establishment of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to look into the “Indian atrocities” in Kashmir.

In a statement as today marks the 70th year since the UN Security Council’s resolution granting the right to self-determination to Kashmiris was adopted, Dr Faisal said that the “continuing bloodbath” in Kashmir and unresolved Kashmir dispute is a collective failure of the world.

The Spokesperson also said that Pakistan will continue to extend political, diplomatic & moral support to the Kashmiris in the legitimate struggle to self-determination. “We also reiterate our call for urgent establishment of the OHCHR COI to look into the Indian atrocities in Kashmir,” he wrote on his Twitter timeline.

Meanwhile, talking to the State-run Pakistan Television (PTV), Dr Faisal said that Pakistan is highlighting the Kashmir issue at every available forum including the United Nations General Assembly.

Dr Faisal said that the people of Kashmir want to resolve the dispute as per the United Nations’ resolutions and their aspirations. He said that international organizations are also highlighting “atrocities and barbarism” of India on innocent Kashmiris. (PTK)

Mirwaiz welcomes Pakistan PM’s statement over Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday welcomed the statement of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan on Kashmir during his interaction with Turkish president Reccip Tayyip Erdogan.

Mirwaiz said that Turkey has always been a strong supporter of Right to Self Determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and an active member of OIC contact group on Kashmir.

“Welcome the statement of Pakistan’s PM @ImranKhanPTI on Kashmir during his interaction with Turkish President @RT_Erdogan. Turkey has always been a strong supporter of Right to self determination for the people of Jammu&Kashmir and a active member of OIC contact group on #Kashmir,” he tweeted.

Turkey Friday said the Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the UN resolutions, after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish stand appeared in a joint statement issued at the end of a two-day visit by Khan to Turkey on the invitation of Erdogan. Khan’s meeting with Erdogan was followed by delegation-level talks.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing a joint press conference with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said peace between Pakistan and India could not exist unless the two sides sat together for dialogue. “We are trying to have friendly relations with India and offered the neighbouring country negotiations many times in the recent past, but India refused to talk,” he added.

He said Kashmir was the bone of contention between Pakistan and India as Indian armed forces had broken all records of “barbarity and atrocities” on innocent Kashmiris in “India-held Kashmir”, Dawn reported. “Stabi­lity can come when India and Pakistan sit together for talks,” he added.

Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to achieving and sustaining peace, security and stability in their respective regions as well as internationally. They underscored the need for resolution of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir through a sustained dialogue process and in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. (PTK)

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