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Imran Khan Raises Human Rights Violation in Jammu and Kashmir with UN President

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has asked for a quick establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir, as recommended by the UN. Kashmir has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since 1947 and both sides accuse each other of occupying each other’s territory.

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He was talking to President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa who called on him in Islamabad today. The Prime Minister drew the attention of the President to the massive human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir that have been documented in the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights report of June 2018.

Referring to blasphemous caricatures, the Prime Minister conveyed the deep anguish of the people of Pakistan on such attempts to hurt the feelings of billions of Muslims. The Prime Minister urged the President to play her role in dissuading elements that carried out such hurtful acts.

The importance of building harmony and inter-religious understanding and dialogue was also underlined in the meeting.

The Prime Minister commended the President for her leadership and efforts aimed at empowering the disadvantaged and marginalized people, noting that these priorities were in tune with the government’s people-centric agenda.

He also briefed the President on government’s plans for the creation of jobs for young Pakistanis, launching of a massive poverty alleviation programme, five million housing units and billion tree tsunami.

The General Assembly President expressed deep appreciation to the Prime Minister for pursuing an agenda that is anchored in the welfare of people. She also lauded Pakistan’s efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and its exemplary hospitality of millions of Afghan refugees.

President United Nations General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa also called on President Dr Arif Alvi in Islamabad. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi were also present in the meeting.

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