India must be held accountable for its crimes Kashmir

The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India must be held accountable for its illegal actions and serious crimes in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

According to media reports, the Foreign Minister has made these remarks while talking to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in Islamabad. He has called on the international community to take action against India and give the rights to people of Kashmir.

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During the meeting, Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for continuous monitoring of the grave human rights situation in IIOJ&K and measures to address it. He particularly highlighted the increasing violations in IIOJ&K with respect to illegal demographic changes, attacks on human rights defenders, extra judicial killings, fake encounters and destruction of property and the clear pattern of impunity enjoyed by Indian occupation forces under draconian laws.

While talking about Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister has said that the international community should also fulfil its commitments of humanitarian and economic assistance to the Afghan people. He pointed out that the people of Afghanistan are in dire need of international assistance and support to avert a humanitarian crisis and economic meltdown.

FM Qureshi reaffirmed the continued cooperation of Pakistan with the UN Human Rights machinery for the promotion and protection of all human rights and realization of sustainable development agenda.