ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday drew the attention President of UNGA, Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa to the massive human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, that
had been documented in the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Report of June 2018.
Talking to the visiting President of the UN General Assembly, who called on him at his office, the
Prime Minister called for early establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate these
abuses, as recommended by the UN.
The Prime Minister commended the UNGA President for her leadership and efforts aimed at
empowering the disadvantaged and marginalized people, noting that these priorities were in tune
with the Governments’ people-centric agenda.
He also briefed the President on Government’s plans for creation of jobs for young Pakistanis,
launching of a massive poverty alleviation programme, five million housing units and billion tree
Referring to blasphemous caricatures, the Prime Minister conveyed the deep anguish of the
people of Pakistan on such attempts to hurt the feelings of billions of Muslims. He urged the
President to play her role in dissuading elements that carried out such hurtful acts. The importance
of building harmony and inter-religious understanding and dialogue was also underlined.
The General Assembly President expressed deep appreciation to the Prime Minister for pursuing
an agenda that is anchored in the welfare of people. She also lauded Pakistan’s efforts for peace and
reconciliation in Afghanistan and its exemplary hospitality of millions of Afghan refugees.