FM asks his Danish counterpart to play role to get curfew lifted in IoK
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod on Wednesday and apprised him of the prevailing situation in Occupied Kashmir.
The Foreign Minister informed him about the Indian unilateral step of abrogating the special status of occupied Kashmir to change the demographic composition of the territory.
He said the unilateral actions by India are in total contravention of international laws and UN Security Council resolutions.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said India has put in place a complete curfew in Occupied territory since fifth of this month and committing relentless human rights violations there.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the UN Secretary General has also taken notice of the situation. He said the Kashmiri people have no access to food and medicines due to complete clampdown.
The foreign minister said Pakistan has always expressed readiness and are ready for talks with India.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi asked his Danish counterpart to play his role to get the curfew lifted in occupied Kashmir and bring an end to the difficulties faced by Kashmiri people.
The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs said his country has concerns on the current situation. He said we will ask both the sides to pursue the course of dialogue to save the region from any conflict.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide today to discuss the illegal actions by India in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The Foreign Minister briefed his Norwegian counterpart on the unilateral steps taken by the Indian Government in order to consolidate its illegal occupation of the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He added that the measures taken by India were against the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council on Jammu and Kashmir and international law.
Foreign Minister Qureshi apprised the Norwegian Foreign Minister of the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in Occupied Kashmir, including severe shortages of basic necessities of life such as food and medicines.
He said the entire population of IOK is under siege due to complete lockdown and curfew since 5 August 2019.
The Foreign Minister urged Norway to play its role and impress upon India to ease the suffering of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Minister Soreide stated that Norway was concerned about situation in Kashmir and added that they would urge both India and Pakistan to deescalate the situation and ease tensions.
She underscored that it was important for both the countries to engage in dialogue to find a durable solution to the issue.
Both Foreign Ministers also discussed the situation in Afghanistan. The Norwegian Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s positive role in the efforts to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The two leaders agreed to stay in touch and continue to work together for peace and stability in the region.