FM highlights Kashmir and Palestine issues
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Kashmiris and Palestinians have been victims of oppression for decades, he told the media in New York
India's past actions make it very difficult for us to hold a dialogue with a country which is implementing racist policies in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and not abiding by the resolutions of United Nations: @BBhuttoZardari#PakFMAtUN— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) May 19, 2022
“Our women and children were martyred in the wars. My mother embraced martyrdom in an attack by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban. The fabric of terrorism in Pakistan is linked to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban,” he said.
Talking about his priorities as the foreign minister, he said Islamabad wanted to be friends with everyone. “No one is our enemy,” he said adding that our foreign policy priority is trade, not aid.
The FM drew the attention of the US House Armed Services Committee to the Indian illegal actions of August 5, 2019 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its continued atrocities against the Kashmiri people.
Foreign Minister Pakistan, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari , during a Bilateral Meeting with the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres , May 18, 2022, United Nations, New York. pic.twitter.com/3Xs7g02aK7— Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN, NY (@PakistanUN_NY) May 18, 2022
In his virtual meeting with Chairman of the Committee Congressman Adam Smith, the Foreign Minister specifically briefed about the steps recently taken by India to redraw the constituencies in IIOJK through an illegal delimitation process in order to change the Muslim majority into minority in the occupied territory. He said Pakistan would remain proactive in exploring opportunities and overtures for steering South Asia towards peace, security, and stability.