Pakistan is on an aggressive mission to seek support from the global community while urging the Islamic nations to press India to reverse its decision over Kashmir. Foreign Ministers from Saudi Arabia and UAE are set to visit Islamabad while Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held telephonic conversations with counterparts from Turkey, Bangladesh and Iran.
Qureshi called his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday and informed him about grave human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. The Foreign Minister said India has imposed curfew in the Kashmir valley since 5th of August and consequently, lives of thousands of people are under threat.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the situation is so dire that there is a shortage of food and medicines. He said people of Jammu and Kashmir are looking towards the international community especially the Muslim world.
In another telephonic conversation with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, Qureshi notified him about human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and deteriorating regional situation. He said people of Jammu and Kashmir are facing acute shortage of food and medicines under the curfew.
Qureshi also telephoned his Bangladeshi counterpart, Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen and discussed the current situation in Kashmir. The Foreign Minister apprised him about the illegal and unilateral actions of India to alter the status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ever since the August 5 decision of abrogation of Article 370, Imran Khan has knocked on the doors of the global community, including United Nations and countries such as the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and others. However, although some countries expressed concerns regarding the tension between India and Pakistan, all agreed and maintained that Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan with no scope for mediation.