ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi raised on Tuesday New Delhi’s atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) with a 10-member delegation of European parliamentarians who are visiting the held territory.
According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office, the delegation included Leader of the Labour Party in Europe Richard Corbett and Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee Irina Von Wiese, as well as, MP Nazia Rehman.
The delegation is on an eight-day visit to Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Qureshi lauded the efforts of the Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora along with those involved in raising the issue of gross human rights violations in IoK.
“The federal minister stated that the successive reports by the Office of the High Commissioner for human Rights (OHCHR), June 2018 and July 2019, as well as, the UK Parliament’s All Parties Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG) report and the hearing by European Parliament’s Sub-Committee on Human Rights in Brussels lent credence to Pakistan’s stance on the issue,” the communique read.
Qureshi underscored the need for consistent efforts to build upon the current momentum and sensitise the international community regarding the deplorable situation in the held valley.
He lauded efforts of the European MEPs and other delegation members in highlighting the Kashmir dispute in Europe.