KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said addressing sufferings of residents of the Indian occupied Kashmir was responsibility of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
In a tweet, welcoming the discussion held by the world body, Imran Khan said the UNSC meeting was a reaffirmation of the 11 resolutions of the Security Council on Kashmir dispute.
“I welcome the UNSC meeting to discuss the serious situation in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It is for the first time in more than 50 years that the world’s highest diplomatic forum has taken up this issue. There are 11 UNSC resolutions reiterating the Kashmiris right to self-determination,” he said.
“And the UNSC meeting was a reaffirmation of these resolutions. Therefore addressing the suffering of the Kashmiri people & ensuring resolution of the dispute is the responsibility of this world body,” he added.
The world powers on Friday discussed the long-standing Kashmir dispute after 50 years at the United Nations Security Council.
The UNSC met for a consultation on Pakistan and India’s dialogue on Kashmir in the wake of the Indian government’s act of abolishing the special status of the disputed territory.
The in-camera meeting was convened on Pakistan and China’s request. Media persons were would not be allowed to attend the meeting.
On Friday, PM Imran Khan had said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to smother Kashmiri liberation struggle would fail miserably.
In response to India’s continuous communication blackout and suppression in Kashmir, Imran Khan had said the fascist Hindu supremacist Modi government should know that while armies, militants and terrorists could be defeated by superior forces; history told that when a nation united in a freedom struggle and did not fear death, no force could stop it from achieving its goal.