NEW YORK: Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stated that he sees a palpable and distinct change within the notion of worldwide diplomats concerning the festering Kashmir dispute.
He was speaking to reporters right here on the finish of his six-day go to to the United Nations throughout which he attended the 73rd session of its Basic Meeting as the brand new consultant of Pakistan.
Mr Qureshi stated the damning UN Human Rights Council’s report on the state of human rights in India-held Kashmir — which is ignored by India as a result of it particulars the occupying forces’ atrocities within the valley — had opened the eyes of worldwide diplomats to the humanitarian tragedy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Overseas minister will go to White Home tomorrow for talks on bilateral relations
The primary thrust of the UN council’s report dealt instantly with the extreme repression employed by Indian forces towards a majority Muslim inhabitants in held Kashmir.
“The persevering with human tragedy in held Kashmir undoubtedly struck a sympathetic wire amongst world leaders,” the international minister stated.
The evidence-based report on the brutalities of Indian safety forces in held Kashmir had, actually, endorsed what Pakistan had been telling the worldwide neighborhood concerning the state of affairs there, he added.
All in all, Mr Qureshi was of the opinion that diplomats on the United Nations have been extra sensitised to the Kashmir dispute than ever earlier than. He stated that in his six-day go to he had had 54 interactions with delegates to the UNGA, together with 22 bilateral and 11 multilateral conferences.
“I introduced Pakistan’s case to my counterparts as consultant of the brand new authorities,” Mr Qureshi stated, including that considered one of his priorities was to reconnect Pakistan with nations that the earlier authorities had nearly ignored.
The international minister stated he was glad to see that Pakistan was checked out with respect for its constructive function on the United Nations, particularly as a number one troops’ contributor to the UN peacekeeping operations. He stated UN Secretary-Basic António Guterres had described Pakistan as a “privileged companion of the UN”.
Mr Qureshi stated he took the chance to attract Mr Guterres’ consideration to the jingoistic rhetoric from New Delhi and requested him to warn India towards embarking on any misadventure towards Pakistan.
The UN chief is because of go to India subsequent week.
Anwar Iqbal in Washington provides: In the meantime, the Trump administration has added one other vacation spot to Overseas Minister Qureshi’s assembly factors within the US capital as he would now additionally go to the White Home on Tuesday for talks on bilateral relations.
Mr Qureshi, who arrives in Washington late on Sunday, will spend Monday with Pakistani diplomats and consultants, getting ready for the essential talks that start on Tuesday. The White Home is prone to be his first cease on Tuesday the place he’s scheduled to fulfill Nationwide Safety Adviser John Bolton for talks on untangling Pakistan’s ruffled relations with america.
From the White Home, he proceeds to the State Division for his second assembly, with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.
Revealed in Daybreak, October 1st, 2018