President urges UN to ensure full implementation of its resolution on Jammu and Kashmir

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ISLAMABAD : president Mamnoon Hussain has

called  upon the UN Security Council to demonstrate the

necessary political will to ensure full implementation

of its resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.

 

“The Jammu and Kashmir dispute continues to remain an

outstanding agenda item of the UN Security Council for

nearly seven decades” the President said in a message

on the 72 anniversary of the foundation of the UN being

observed today (October 24).

 

He said the human rights of the people of Indian

Occupied Kashmir (IOK) have been systemically violated

by India, particularly since July 2016. He reiterated

Pakistan’s call for deployment of an international

fact-finding mission by the UN Human Rights Council in

the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

 

He said Pakistan joins the international community in

celebrating the 72nd Anniversary of the founding of the

United Nations. Since its inception, the UN has made

commendable efforts to advance the cause of

international peace and security, development and human

rights.

 

 

Mamnoon Hussain said the world is witnessing rapid

emergence of new challenges and threats in diverse

areas, ranging from global peace and security to

climate change. Sustainable development and fight

against poverty, hunger and disease are also some of

the challenges faced by the world community. The United

Nations Day is an appropriate occasion for the

international community to renew its commitment for

providing full political support to strengthen the UN

to help address future challenges. Pakistan, as always,

stands ready to work with other Member States to

support the United Nations in this important task, he

assured.

 

 

The President said multilateral cooperation is

cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy and

reiterated Pakistan’s abiding commitment to the

principles and purposes enshrined in the UN Charter. He

said Pakistan has traditionally played an active and

leading role at the UN in translating these principles

and purposes into reality. This is clearly evidenced,

inter alia, by Pakistan’s enviable contributions to UN

Peacekeeping Missions.

 

He said Pakistan continues to figure prominently among

the top troops contributing countries. Ever since the

inception of the United Nations, 172,000 Pakistani

peacekeepers have helped maintain and build peace for

thousands of people affected by conflicts around the

world. Pakistan pays tributes to its 154 brave

soldiers, who laid down their lives while serving under

the blue flag.

 

 

 

Originally published by INP

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