UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, saying that implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir is imperative.
Addressing a press conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad, the Secretary-General said that there is a need to ensure human and fundamental rights in occupied Kashmir.
Antonio Guterres said that Pakistan and India should exercise patience on the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundaries, ensuring India signed a ceasefire agreement with the United Nations.
He says the UN can play a vital role in restoring peace in both countries. On the issue of Afghan refugees, the UN Secretary General said that Pakistanis are open-minded for Afghan refugees, Pakistan is now the second largest country for refugees while it has been the first country for decades.
Antonio Guterres said that Pakistan appreciates Pakistan’s role in peace missions. He added that the increasing incidence of Islamophobia is unacceptable. Tolerance and dialogue is needed for religious harmony.
On the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed Antonio Guterres in Pakistan, praising his efforts for Afghan refugees. The Foreign Minister said that several important issues have been discussed with the Secretary-General UN. Pakistan has reiterated its role in peace missions.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that India has committed severe human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. He said that the majority of the population in occupied Kashmir supports Pakistan’s position.