ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday reassured the Kashmiri leadership of Pakistan’s support to the Kashmiri people in the fulfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination as enshrined in the numerous United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on the Kashmir dispute.
In a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) President Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, who called on him, the president discussed the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), said a President House statement.
He reiterated that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report supported Pakistan’s repeated assertions of Indian atrocities in IOK. The OHCHR called for the formation of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to conduct a comprehensive, independent, international investigation into the human rights violations in IOK.
The president appreciated the efforts of Dr Nazir Gillani and his organisation in highlighting the human rights situation in IOK.
He stressed that Kashmiri leadership, as a party to the dispute, had a significant role in raising consciousness around the world about the massive human rights violations of the people of IOK.
While highlighting the findings of the report of the OHCHR, Dr Gillani stated that the report was considered a watershed moment by the Kashmiri community all over the world. He said that it was important to draw the attention of the world to the massive human rights abuses in IOK in context of the OHCHR report.