FM highlights Kashmir and Palestine issues 

By: News Desk
Published: 02:49 AM, 20 May, 2022
FM highlights Kashmir and Palestine issues 
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Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto has laid stress on resolving longstanding issues of Kashmir and Palestine, 24NewsHD TV channel reported Thursday.

Kashmiris and Palestinians have been victims of oppression for decades, he told the media in New York 

The FM reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue raising Kashmir and Palestine issues at international forums.

“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.

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.