Pakistan Says OIC Appointed Special Envoy on Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that concluded its Summit level meeting in Makkah on Saturday has appointed a Saudi Arabia diplomat as its special envoy on Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan media quoting Pakistani Foreign Office sources has reported.

The Saudi diplomat who is reported to have been appointed as special envoy is Youssef Aldobeay, currently an adviser to the OIC secretary general for political affairs, and id an elected assistant secretary general for political affairs at the OIC general secretariat.

There has not been any formal announcement towards the appointment after the 14th Summit was over by the OIC, so far. On the sidelines of it, there was a meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir also.

Pakistani newspapers quoted the Foreign Office spokesman saying that the OIC summit communique has called for expediting the establishment of a UN commission of inquiry to investigate grave human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

OIC official twitter handle said that the contact group on Jammu and Kashmir met in which Marghoob Butt, the Executive Director of OIC’s own Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) briefed the members about the state of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir.

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