Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that the fighting in India poses a serious threat to peace and security in the region.
At the virtual meeting of the Friends of Pakistan’s Conservative Party, the Foreign Minister said that he had written many letters to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council on India’s position.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi talked about the blatant human rights violations in India’s illegal occupation of Jam and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), saying that on August 5 last year, New Delhi illegally and unilaterally tried to change the disputed status of the territory in a manner that clearly violated international law. legal.
He said that India has already deployed more troops in the region, which is already the most militarized region in the world. Kashmir leaders are imprisoned, and the additional judicial killing of innocent young Kashmiris is a strategy used to undermine the will of the people fighting for the right to self-determination. Human rights organizations’ reports fully document these facts.
He said that pressure should be put on India to stop human rights violations in the occupied territories and work to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.
The Foreign Minister said that the beginning of the internal dialogue in Afghanistan is a major and positive development for regional peace. He said that Pakistan facilitated the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement signed in Doha earlier this year.
On the domestic front, Qureshi said that due to the structural reforms initiated by the current government, regardless of the challenges faced by Covid-19, the situation has begun to improve. He said that for the first time in many years, we have recorded a current account surplus, and other economic indicators are also showing improvement.
He said that our domestic taxes have increased by 30%. For the first time, remittances exceeded US$20 billion. Due to our policies, investor confidence is improving.
Regarding bilateral relations with the UK, FM Qureshi said both the countries are in agreement to further build on the excellent relationship, adding that we need to look at new areas of cooperation.