Pak gets Turkey’s backing to use UN report on Kashmir at UNGA sidelines
ISLAMABAD :Pakistan plans to use a report on Kashmir by the UN Human Rights Office to highlight the issue during a conference that will be held on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said.
“At the UN, there will be a separate conference on Kashmir on the sidelines. It happens every year, but it is different this time because a new UN report has come out which sheds light on (Jammu and Kashmir),” Qureshi said.
There has been a surge in the people’s interest in human rights abuses taking place in Kashmir, he said during a news conference he jointly addressed with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday. The UN report on the human rights situation in Kashmir, released in June, triggered a furore as it called for addressing past and ongoing rights violations in region. India’s foreign ministry rejected the report.