Awais Leghari highlights plight of Kashmiris in IOK in Geneva

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP): Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari, Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs briefed the international community in Geneva on grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Leghari, who is currently visiting Geneva as the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister met the President of the Human Rights Council, President ICRC, Ambassadors based in Geneva, and briefed them about the atrocities being committed by the Indian occupation forces against the defenceless people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The alarming impact of pellet gun injuries leading to “dead eyes” phenomenon on the peaceful protesters was also highlighted, a statement from the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations at Geneva.

He emphasized the importance of implementation of UN Security Council’s resolutions that recognize Jammu & Kashmir as disputed territory and call for a free and fair plebiscite for the realization of the right to self-determination of Kashmiris.

Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee referred to the Prime Minister’s letters addressed to the UN Secretary General and the High commissioner for Human Rights to stop the grievous brutalities of Indian security forces and to investigate the accesses committed against the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Special Envoy of the Prime Minister would continue to meet important dignitaries in Geneva and apprise them of the plight of the helpless Kashmiris, who demand of the international community to end the terror and violence being unleashed on them.