Islamabad, January 16, 2020 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the President of the Security Council, H.E Dang Dinh Quy (Vietnam) today in New York. Welcoming the briefing of the UNMOGIP and the Department of Political and Peace building Affairs on IOJK to the Security Council earlier today, the Foreign Minister apprised him on the current situation and devastating impact of India’s over 5-months long draconian lockdown in IOJK. While rejecting any claims of “normalcy” as false and duplicitous, the Foreign Minister stressed that the situation in the valley remained critical.
The Foreign Minister underscored that persistent war mongering and aggressive rhetoric from Indian political and military leadership was a threat to regional peace and security with profound risk of miscalculation. He urged the Security Council to act decisively to prevent a disastrous war between Pakistan and India; to call for an end to the grave human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and to enable the Kashmiri people to exercise their right to self-determination promised to them in the resolutions of the Security Council. Earlier today, the Foreign Minister held meetings with other UN leaders including the Secretary General and President of the General Assembly.
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