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Shah Mehmood urged UN secretary-general to probe Indian atrocities

08 October, 2018

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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday exhorted the United Nations to set up an inquiry commission to probe atrocities being committed by Indian occupation forces in the Held Kashmir based on the recent report presented by the UN Human Rights Commission.

Addressing the media in Multan, the foreign minister said that the Kashmir issue had been in the limelight ever since the UNHRC rolled out the report earlier this year, Radio Pakistan reported.

Commenting on his meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Qureshi said that he urged the secretary-general to probe the Indian atrocities.

When asked about Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours, the foreign minister said Pakistan wanted good relations with India and other countries in the region.

He added that restoring peace talks with India was the best option to resolve all issues, including poverty, education and construction of dams.

“Indian backtracking on foreign ministers’ meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly is regrettable as it has spoiled an opportunity of bringing the two countries together.”

Qureshi said that he had observed a change in the attitude of the US administration, adding that, “relations between Pakistan and the United States were improving gradually.” To another question about the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, he said: “The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the judiciary are independent institutions and cases against the opposition leader are not initiated by the PTI government.”

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