ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed disappointment that the United Nations did not take any action against India despite undeniable evidences of human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“The two nuclear powers are face to face on the Kashmir dispute and further tension should be stopped,” the prime minister said while addressing Asia Society in New York.
Imran Khan has urged the United Nations Security Council and other international fora to take serious action against illegall and unilateral steps taken by India in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir to avoid any human tragedy.
He said over eight million Kashmiris had been detained by Indian occupation forces in the held valley since last 53 days. He said curfew should be lifted as soon as possible.
Commenting on the dialogue on Kashmir with India, the prime minister said his government had tried several times to negotiate with the BJP government but dialogue process with India cannot be resumed unless curfew was lifted from occupied Kashmir valley.
He said the future of the Kashmir should be decided according to aspiration of Kashmiris and as promised by United Nations Security Council through its resolutions.
Imran Khan said that during his visit to the US, he informed world leaders about atrocities in the occupied Kashmir.
He also expressed fear of bloodshed after lifting of curfew in the held valley which could ignite tensions between Pakistan and India.
Imran Khan said that due to prudent government policies, the economy of the country had stabilized and steps were also being taken to expand the tax net in the country.
He said Pakistan had now become investment-friendly country with huge investment opportunities in different sectors.
The prime minister said Pakistan was also a beautiful country with respect to tourism and the government was working to promote this potential.
He said that poverty alleviation and employment opportunities issues were on the top priority of the government and it had taken short-term, mid-term and long-term steps under Ehsas Program.
He said climate change was also a big challenge for the country and for the globe as well.
He said Pakistan was ready to play a mediation role for dialogue between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
He said Pakistan was also playing a pivotal role in Afghan-led peace process to establish peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Imran said Pakistan had been hosting more than 4 million Afghan refugees since several decades.
“Pakistan has presented unprecedent sacrifices in war-on-terror and Pakistan Army has carried out number of successful operations against militancy in the country with the help of masses,” he said.
He said India was trying to include Pakistan in the black list of FATF but its efforts would be foiled.