FM Qureshi to highlight Kashmir dispute at 42nd UNHRC session in Geneva

FM Qureshi to highlight Kashmir dispute at 42nd UNHRC session in Geneva

Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday left for Switzerland on a three-day visit to represent Pakistan at the 42nd session of UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) beginning in Geneva, the Radio Pakistan reported.


The foreign minister is expected to address the session and present the case of Kashmiris before the delegates attending the forum from across the world.

Qureshi plans on raising awareness regarding India's unilateral actions in occupied Kashmir and highlight the resultant threat posed to the region.

The foreign minister will also hold meetings with leaders of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and World Health Organisation in Geneva.

On August 5, Modi-led Indian government stripped Kashmiris of the constitutional rights they had for seven decades through a rushed presidential order. An indefinite curfew was imposed in occupied Kashmir and elected leaders were put under house arrest.