President urges world to take notice of Indian oppression in IIOJK

By: News Desk      Published: 05:54 PM, 24 Aug, 2020
President urges world to take notice of Indian oppression in IIOJK

President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the world community to take notice of Indian oppression in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He expressed these views while talking to the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Gabriela Cuevas Barron who called on him in Islamabad Monday.

President said that the people of IIOJK are in extreme misery as India has unleashed a reign of terror against the innocent people, which is a clear violation of UN resolutions.

He expressed the confidence that IPU would play its role to protect the rights of the people of IIOJK.

Speaking on the occasion, Gabriela Cuevas Barron, who is also a senator from Mexico, said that her country wants to work with Pakistan to promote closer ties in areas of mutual interest.

Both sides emphasised the need to further strengthen bilateral relations in all fields to the mutual benefit of the people of Pakistan and Mexico.

The President expressed the hope that the visit of the President of IPU to Pakistan would help strengthen parliamentary relations between the Parliament of Pakistan and IPU member parliaments.

The meeting was also attended by the Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, and Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi.

Meanwhile, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Gabriela Cuevas Barron, along with her delegation, also called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at Foreign Office Islamabad.

Qureshi said Indian Hindutva ideology and unilateral illegal actions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir pose a threat to the entire region.

Qureshi said Pakistan wants peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue in light of UN Security Council Resolutions. He said unarmed civilians of IIOJ&K have been facing Indian atrocities in the form of curfew for the past one year.

The Foreign Minister urged the IPU and international community to come forward to give innocent Kashmiris their legitimate right, right to self-determination and save them from Indian tyranny.

The Foreign Minister also apprised the IPU President of the steps being taken by Pakistan, including the Smart Lockdown, to address the global pandemic challenge. The Foreign Minister commended the services of Gabriela Cuevas Barron in the supremacy of Parliament around the world from the IPU platform.