President admires UNHCR on documenting genocide in IIOJK

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – November 3, 2020
ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi appreciated the role of the office of the united nations (UN) high commissioner for human rights (UNHCR), Monday, for extensively documenting gross human rights’ violations being committed by India in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

According to a press release, he made these remarks while talking to UN resident and humanitarian coordinator (RHC) in Pakistan, Julien Harneis, who called on him, in the federal capital.

President Alvi urged the UN to take steps to implement UN security council (UNSC) resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.

He stated that Pakistan had always pursued peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues with India, including the core dispute of Jammu and Kashmir which has been on the agenda of the UN for over 7 decades.

President Alvi reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to multilateralism and the principles and purpose of the UN charter.

He informed that Pakistan had launched several programmes to realise the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

President Alvi apprised UN RHC Harneis about the measures taken by the incumbent regime against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, as well as the financial support provided by the incumbent to the deserving families under ehsaas programme (EP).

He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to bring minorities into the mainstream and protect their rights.

UN RHC Harneis praised Pakistan for being tolerant to minorities.

The president lauded the efforts of the UN in supporting government in reducing hunger.