Pakistan opposes change in IIOJK demography and status

Islamabad, Jun 17 (KMS): The Foreign Office spokesperson of Pakistan has said that Pakistan wants good relations with all its neighbors and India should create enabling environment for dialogue,

During his weekly press briefing in Islamabad, the spokesperson said, ”India must improve the security of its nuclear assets. Pakistan has successfully acted upon the action plan of FATF, which has been acknowledged by the international community”.

Regarding IIOJK, the spokesperson said the following:

I wish to reiterate our deep concern over the recent reports indicating Indian machinations for further division, bifurcation and demographic changes in the IIOJK to perpetuate its illegal occupation.

We call upon the international community, including the United Nations, international human rights and humanitarian organizations, global media and world parliaments to take immediate cognizance of the situation.

IIOJK is an internationally recognized disputed territory.

India’s unilateral and illegal actions in IIOJK remain in violation of international law and numerous United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.

To apprise the UN leadership of Pakistan’s grave concerns on these developments, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has addressed a letter to the President of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the United Nations Secretary General.

The Foreign Minister has been regularly addressing letters to the Security Council and the UN Secretary General to:

Keep the UN fully informed of the grave situation in the territory occupied by India; and to

Remind the Security Council of its responsibility for peaceful and just settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions.

We once again call upon India to:

• halt and revisit its unlawful and destabilizing actions;
• ensure full compliance with the UN Security Council resolutions; and
• refrain from any further steps that might imperil the regional peace and security.

For its part, Pakistan will continue to resolutely oppose Indian attempts to change the demographic structure and status of IIOJK as a disputed territory.

We remain firm in our commitment to provide all possible support to the people of IIOJK in their just struggle for the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination. KMS


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