PM Imran welcomes UNSC meeting to discuss Occupied Kashmir situation

PM Imran welcomes UNSC meeting to discuss Occupied Kashmir situation

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting to discuss the serious situation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In his post on Twitter, the premier said, "I welcome the UNSC meeting to discuss the serious situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It is for the first time in over 50 yrs that the world’s highest diplomatic forum has taken up this issue.”

The PM said there are 11 UN Security Council resolutions reiterating the Kashmiris right to self-determination.

“The UNSC meeting was a reaffirmation of these resolutions. Therefore addressing the suffering of the Kashmiri people and ensuring resolution of the dispute is the responsibility of this world body,” PM Imran Khan added.

On Friday, the UNSC held a consultative meeting called by China on Pakistan’s request to discuss the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.

The meeting urged parties to the dispute to refrain from taking any unilateral action.

The council has taken up the issue of the critical situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir after almost 50 years.

Talking to media alongwith Chinese envoy to the UN after the meeting in New York, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi has said that the highest world forum, the UNSC heard the voice of the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir at its consultative meeting on the request of Pakistan and China.

She said all the fifteen permanent and non-permanent member countries attended the consultative session.

“The meeting took stock of the plight and sufferings of the people of the occupied Kashmir in the wake of unilateral Indian move to change the status of held valley,” she added.

Lodhi said this UNSC meeting is the testimony of validity of the UN resolutions on the Kashmir dispute and it has nullified Indian claims that Kashmir is their internal matter.