New York (September 22, 2017): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has demanded of the United Nations to send an inquiry commission in occupied Kashmir to probe the Indian atrocities on Kashmiris.
While addressing the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, PM Abbasi has demanded an international investigations into India’s crimes in occupied Kashmir and asked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) to send an inquiry commission in held Kashmir to verify the nature and extent of India’s human rights violations and provide relief and justice to the victims.
He said that India was attempting to subdue Kashmiris struggle for self-determination by atrocities and violation of human rights in the occupied valley.
The Prime Minister said India is unwilling to resume the peace process with Pakistan and the UN Security Council should fulfill its obligation to secure the implementation of its own resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.
He said Pakistan remains open to resuming a comprehensive dialogue with India to address all outstanding issues, especially Kashmir for peace and security in the region.
The PM said India deployed above 0.7 million troops in the occupied valley, and thousands of innocent Kshmiris were deprived of eyesight by the use of pellet guns. He said India involved in war crimes and violation of Geneva Convention in occupied Kashmir.
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While talking about Rohingya Crisis, he said that Muslim genocide in Myanmar is a challenge for their collective conscience.
PM Abbasi said that Pakistan rendered unmatched sacrifices in war on terror. There was no military solution to Afghanistan issue he added. The PM said Pakistan “is not prepared to be anyone’s scapegoat.” He said that dialogues were the only solution to Afghan war.
He said that Pakistan will not bring Afghan war on its soil. The PM said that instability in Afghanistan is dangerous for the whole region. He stressed upon elimination of the root causes of the terrorism. He said Pakistan is fighting against terrorism by its own resources.
He said some anti-Pakistan terrorists have established safe havens across the border in Afghanistan to carry out attacks in Pakistan.
The Prime Minister asked the Afghan government and the Coalition to support and complement Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to strengthen border controls and monitor all movement across it. Abbasi said, “no one desires peace in Afghanistan more than Pakistan.”
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor brought economic stability in Pakistan, PM Abbasi said and hailed the vision of Chinese President Xi Jinping about common development and prosperity.
Highlighting Pakistan’s sacrifices in war on terror, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Pakistan has paid a heavy price as over 27,000 Pakistanis including 6,500 military and law enforcement personnel have been martyred by terrorists.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan suffered economic losses of over 120 billion dollars. He said defeating terrorist violence is vital to realize our overriding priority of rapid economic and social development.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said terrorism is now a global phenomenon, which must be addressed comprehensively. He said stability will be difficult to restore unless State sponsored terrorism is condemned, prohibited and punished.
He said Pakistan is a peace loving country and is obliged to maintain the capability for credible deterrence as it is confronted by a hostile and increasingly militarized neighbor.
He said Pakistan developed nuclear weapons only when these were introduced in its region by this neighbor.
He said Pakistan’s strategic assets are tightly and effectively controlled, as has been widely acknowledged by experts.
PM Abbasi said that terrorism is an international issue. He said India will have to stop sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan. India committed 600 ceasefire violations since January 2017, he added.
PM Abbasi demanded of the UN Secretary General to appoint an special envoy for Indian occupied Kashmir.