ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke with New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters on Thursday regarding the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.
During the telephonic conversation, Qureshi and Peters discussed the gross human rights violations in the Indian occupied region and worsening regional security situation.
Qureshi informed Peters about India’s move to abolish Article 370 which, observers said, was in violation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
Qureshi pointed out that reports of the international media and human rights organisations had highlighted the humanitarian crisis in the held valley.
Peters said his country was keenly following developments in occupied Kashmir closely and would continue to play a positive role.
The conversation with Peters is part of Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts to inform world leaders of the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir where curfew has been imposed since Article 370 was abolished on August 5.
On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Qureshi addressed another letter to the president of the UN Security Council in which he highlighted the humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir.