Pak PM Telephones UN Chief: ‘End HR Violations In Kashmir’  


ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take the notice of the human rights violations in Kashmir.

During a telephonic conversation with Guterres, Khan “underscored (the) UN’s role to end these violations”, Dawn reported, citing a statement issued by the prime minister’s office.

Khan’s call to the UN chief comes days after he condemned the killing of seven civilians in Kashmir’s Pulwama and threatened to raise the issue at the UN.

“Kashmiris must be allowed to decide their future,” the prime minister had said in a tweet, vowing that his government will raise the issue of Indian’s human rights violations in Kashmir and demand that the UN Security Council “fulfil its J&K plebiscite commitment”.

At least seven civilians were killed and nearly three dozen injured when government forces fired in Pulwama over the weekend. Residents had accused troops of directly spraying gunfire into the people.

Separately, the federal Cabinet in its meeting condemned the presidential rule in Kashmir.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the Cabinet meeting was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Khan in the chair.

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