PM Imran Khan welcomes UNSC summit on Kashmir dispute

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to again adopt the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, which has been on its agenda for more than 70 years. 

In his Twitter messages, PM Imran Khan said, “Under the UN Charter, UNCS has a responsibility not only to maintain international peace and security, but also to ensure the implementation of its proposals.”

He thanked the council members for their concern over the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). Members stressed the need to respect international law and called for a peaceful resolution of the dispute.

PM Khan vowed that Pakistan would support Kashmiris in all possible ways until they get the right to self-determination.

The parliamentarians passed a resolution demanding the rejection of India’s illegal and arbitrary actions in occupied Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 last year and the lifting of the military occupation of Kashmir.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi moved the resolution in a joint sitting of Parliament with the aim of denying the illegal actions taken by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir.

All the members agreed this is an internationally recognized dispute over Kashmir and a long-standing item on the UN Security Council (UNSC) agenda, making it clear that illegal actions cannot change the disputed status of the region.

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