Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday rang up Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and briefed him about the efforts being made by his country to highlight human rights

The statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan office said that the Foreign Minister briefed him about the efforts of the government of Pakistan to highlight the gross human rights violations being perpetrated by the forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

“In this context, he mentioned the June 2018, Report issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the APPKG report of the UK Parliament. He also emphasized that India should permit the visit of the Commission of Inquiry, as envisaged in both Reports,” said the Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman in a statement.

“The Foreign Minister also informed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq of the upcoming events, being organized in London at the House of Commons and the exhibition being held in London on February 4-5 respectively. These, again, are efforts to highlight the centrality of Jammu and Kashmir dispute and the grave human rights violations against the Kashmiri people, by India, which are being widely condemned and need to be immediately stopped,” the spokesman in a statement said.

“Mirwaiz Umar Farooq greatly appreciated the efforts of the Government of Pakistan and emphasized that the atrocities shall never be able to suppress the will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who will continue to raise their voice against severe repression and in the face of Indian black laws. He also said that he would have wanted to be present for the London events, but his passport and those of his contemporaries, had been confiscated by the government of India, to prevent them from travelling abroad,” said the Pakistan Foreign Ministry office spokesman in a statement.


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