National Security Adviser(NSA) Dr Moeed Yusuf on Friday said massive human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) by brutal occupant forces were a serious threat to peace in the region.
The NSA stated this while shedding light on the IIOJK plight during a call on paid by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, said a news release.
The delegations of Pakistan and the US discussed bilateral issues and the changing situation in the region during the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Moeed said the international community needed to talk and liaise with Afghanistan’s new interim government.
The discussions during the meeting focused on economic cooperation, trade, security in the region and Afghanistan situation was discussed.
It added that the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere, where the dignitaries vowed for better bilateral relations between the two countries.
The US delegation appreciated Pakistan’s role in withdrawal from Afghanistan and assisting the Afghan refugees.
End Indian terrorism in Pakistan, Kashmir
India is conducting terrorist acts in Pakistan and also against the people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram told a UN panel on Wednesday, while urging the world community to move and bring about an end to those operations.
“Our major challenge has been the continued terrorist attacks, financed, sponsored, and supported by our neighbour — India, including from the territory of Afghanistan,” he said during a debate on measures to combat international terrorism in the General Assembly’s Sixth Committee, which deals with legal matters.
Our major challenge has been the continued terrorist attacks, financed, sponsored, and supported by our neighbour, India, including from the territory of Afghanistan. The world must act to halt Indian terrorism: Amb Munir Akram #6thCommittee #UNGA76
— Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN, NY (@PakistanUN_NY) October 7, 2021
“The world must act to halt Indian terrorism,” Ambassador Akram added. In his remarks, the Pakistani envoy called for a comprehensive approach to deal with terrorism, addressing not only its symptoms but also its underlying root causes.
These include: prolonged unresolved conflicts, foreign occupation, and denial of the right to self-determination, such as in Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine.
On its part, he said Pakistan unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including state terrorism. “There can be no justification for the killing of innocent people, regardless of the cause or pretext”.
Pakistan is a victim of terrorism, having lost 80,000 civilians and soldiers in terrorist attacks, Ambassador Akram said, pointing out that its counter-terrorism operations since 2014 have cleared the country’s territory of all terrorist groups. Pakistan, he said, has cooperated actively with the international community to defeat global terrorism.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk