FM Qureshi, UN chief discuss IOJK situation

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Islamabad

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has made a telephonic conversation with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to update him on the deteriorating situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).
At the outset, the secretary-general expressed his deep condolences on the crash of PIA 8303 flight and tragic loss of life. The Foreign Minister thanked for the condolences and added that the situation was evolving with respect to possible casualties.
With regard to the situation in IOJK, he conveyed Pakistan’s deep concerns over the grave violations of human rights and intensified military crack-down and moves to change the demographic structure of the occupied valley.
In this regard, Shah Mehmood Qureshi alluded to the recent domicile law in IOJK, which was in violation of relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention, read the press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The foreign minister deplored that in the garb of COVID-19 crisis, India was imposing even more stringent lockdown in the occupied territory.