Khazar envoy grateful to Pakistan for support on ‘Khojaly genocide’

Zubair Qureshi

Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan Khazar Farhadov has acknowledged Pakistan’s support for Azerbaijan in the recent military conflict with Armenia saying, his country enjoys special place in Azerbaijan’s hearts “as it is the first country to recognize Khojaly genocide.”

He was addressing a seminar on “Khojaly Genocide” organized by the Youth Advocacy Network and The Dayspring in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum’s Eurasian regional Centre (ICYF-ERC) and the School of Politics and International Relations.

The purpose of the seminar was to discuss the causes and impacts of the conflicts in the OIC region. This also marked the 31st anniversary of Khojaly Genocide.

The debate largely focused on “Humanitarian Tragedies” in OIC geography with special reference to Khojaly Genocide. Ambassador Khazar said the Armenian military-political leadership continued its crimes against the civilian population and innocent people of Azerbaijan during the Great Patriotic War as well and this was due to the fact that the perpetrators of massacres such as the Khojaly genocide still go unpunished.

Khazar Farhadov prayed for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir soon and emphasized that UN Security Council resolutions should be implemented on Kashmir. The guest speakers include Prof Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, Director SPIR, QAU, Islamabad, Ambassador (R) Salahuddin Choudhry, Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Kingdom, Mushaal Mulllik, Human Rights activist and advocate from Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) and Asim Nawaz Abbasi, Founder of the Dayspring.