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Now, Pakistan Plans To Raise Kashmir Issue At UNHRC

Pakistan also said that it will raise the Kashmir issue in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's foreign ministers' meeting.

Now, Pakistan Plans To Raise Kashmir Issue At UNHRC
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi | PTI FIle
Now, Pakistan Plans To Raise Kashmir Issue At UNHRC
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2019-08-21T19:56:39+05:30

Pakistan plans to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council, Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said on Wednesday.

Briefing the Senate Committee on Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs, Faisal said that consultation was going on various options including to use the forum of the UN Human Rights Council.

He said another platform available for Pakistan was to raise the issue in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's foreign ministers' meeting.

Talking about the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) by India, he said that the situation was dangerous and both sides were suffering loss of lives.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide and discussed the Kashmir issue.

Qureshi urged Norway to play its role and impress upon India to ease the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.

Foreign Minister Soreide stated that Norway would urge both India and Pakistan to deescalate the situation and ease tensions.

Pakistan on Tuesday said it will also approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Kashmir issue.

Last week, UNSC held a 'closed-door' meet on the Kashmir issue after Pakistan's all-weather ally China pushed to internationalise the issue.

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, evoking strong reactions from Pakistan.

India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.

(PTI)

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