Pakistan kicks Indian bums at NAM over IOK

By Staff Reporter
Saturday – April 7, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Speaking at the ministerial meeting of non-aligned movement (NAM) in Azerbaijan on Friday, prime minister’s special assistant Musadik Malik noting the historic support of NAM for upholding the universal principle of the right to self-determination lashed out that the self-serving efforts by India to equate Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) freedom struggle with terrorism can never deter the Kashmiris from pursuing their legitimate right.

According to an official statement, highlighting the massive oppression and atrocities against unarmed innocent Kashmiris by India, Malik drew attention of the meeting to the 7 decades of non-implementation of United Nations (UN) security council resolutions on Kashmir.

He underlined that durable peace can only be achieved by resolving outstanding disputes without which dividends of peace and development remain unfulfilled and added that Pakistan was both an advocate and practitioner of this integrated approach, as manifested in Pakistan’s policies of peaceful neighbourhood and peace for development.

Meanwhile, foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday grieved that the recent killings of 20 unarmed civilians in IOK, are again a manifestation of the Indian policy of trying to resolve the disputes through the barrel of the gun.

The massacre carried out by the Indian occupation forces is totally unacceptable and should be unequivocally condemned by the international community and human rights community around the world, he held.

Separately, prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on Friday, mentioned that the recent spate of Indian aggression carried out against unarmed Kashmiri civilians, killing more than 20 Kashmiri youth and injuring over 200 innocent protestors, is yet another testament to atrocities being carried out by the Indian occupation forces in IOK.

Pakistan strongly condemns the systematic State terrorism and brutal killings of the people of IOK by Indian occupation forces, he said and urged the international community to incline India to provide access to the office of the UN high commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) and independent permanent human rights commission (IPHRC) fact finding missions to the IOK to investigate the gross human rights violations carried out by the Indian occupation forces.