PM says it’s his duty to highlight Kashmiris’ plight

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairs a preparatory meeting regarding United Nations General Assembly’s visit at PM House. INP PHOTO



Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said it was an obligation for him to become the voice of Kashmiris who are being oppressed in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

“I will leave no stone unturned to make the world understand the plight and the legitimate struggle of the people of Kashmir,” he said.

The prime minister was chairing a preparatory meeting on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the PM House, said a press release.

He said that denial of right to self-determination for Kashmiris in the IOK is one of the persistent failures of the United Nations.

The right to self-determination is the basic right of the Kashmiris, he said, adding, they would make every effort to support the Kashmirs in their struggle.

Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in the UN Dr Maliha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United State Jalil Abbass Jilani and other senior officials attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the agendas to be included in the next session of the United Nations General Assembly in which the prime minister is expected to participate.

The meeting observed that Kashmir remains the unfinished agenda of the United Nations and accordingly, India must realise that Kashmir is not its internal matter. Rather it is a matter of regional and international concern.