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FO chides UN for equating AJK with held Valley

While respecting any UN group that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights may wish to send to AJK, we can’t acknowledge comparing the uncontrolled human rights infringement in IOK (India-Occupied Kashmir) with the circumstance in AJK. Indeed, today the differentiation between dismal reality in IOK and the tranquil circumstance in AJK couldn’t be all the more stark. It is, accordingly, key that the UN reality discovering group must visit IOK,” the FO said in an announcement.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had in an announcement on Wednesday requested access to both India-held Kashmir and Azad Jammu and Kashmir for examining the claims of human rights infringement.

AJK, the FO said, is interested in everybody and is frequented by outside vacationers and individuals from the strategic group in Pakistan, including delegates of the United Nations.

The FO representative indicated out that get to the UN Human Rights mission had been denied by India to held Kashmir. Pakistan, he reminded the world body, had never kept UN authorities from going to Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

In the interim, Pakistani authorities on Thursday were tight-lipped about the Indian reaction to Islamabad’s offer for discourse on Kashmir as the Foreign Office began assessing the answer.

“We are looking at the Indian reaction and would react later,” Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told columnists.

A Pakistani authority told Dawn that the FO was all the while pondering the Indian reaction and no choice had been taken up ’til now.

India while reacting to the Pakistani proposal for exchange on Kashmir debate in perspective of the most recent uprising in the Valley had said that it was willing to send Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar to Islamabad for the discussions, however molded the outing to exchanges on “cross-fringe terrorism” as it were.

As per Pakistani negotiators mindful of the substance of the Indian reaction, India is not willing to discuss the question.

FO representative Nafees Zakaria had before in the day abstained from remarking on the Indian reaction.

He, be that as it may, clarified that the discussions welcome was “with regards to our principled position on the issue of Kashmir and in perspective of the gross human rights infringement conferred by Indian powers in India-Occupied Kashmir”.

“The remote secretary extended a welcome to his Indian partner to visit Pakistan for chats on Jammu and Kashmir question, especially attributable to the continuous grave infringement of human rights circumstance in India-Occupied Kashmir,” he included.

Mr Zakaria accentuated that determination of the Kashmir issue as per the UN Security Council resolutions was basic for enduring peace and dependability in the area.

Reacting to an inquiry, he said that deadly constrain being utilized by the Indian strengths against unarmed regular folks and serene nonconformists in the Valley was not satisfactory.

Objecting subversion charges against Amnesty International India for facilitating an occasion on misuse by security strengths in held Kashmir, the representative at his preparation said that India wouldn’t have the capacity to shroud the killings and brutalities in Kashmir by smothering the voices of human rights associations.

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