Pakistan raises human rights violation in IIOJK during Pak-EU dialogue

Islamabad, December 04 (KMS): While leading the Pakistan side during the 7th Round of Pakistan-EU Political Dialogue held in virtual format, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood told his counterpart, Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service heading the EU delegation of the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood underscored that the unabated human rights violations and denial of right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people were major obstacles in relations between Pakistan and India.

“India must, therefore, undo its illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 and create an enabling environment for any meaningful engagement,” he added.

The Foreign Secretary extended invitation to Deputy Secretary General Mora to undertake a visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience.