According to a press release by Foreign Office (FO), Pakistan welcomes that the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has raised the issue of the use of excessive force by Indian authorities in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Zakaria said, “We strongly support the High Commissioner’s position that an Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) team should visit Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir to independently investigate the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces, resulting in the killing of more than 90 civilians and 8000 injured, including those with severe pellet gun injuries.”
He added, “OHCHR team would help end the culture of impunity which is prevailing for more than 68 years in Indian Occupied Kashmir, in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions.”
The spokesman added that Pakistan has expressed its readiness for the visit of any UN team sent by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
“We note the High Commissioner’s statement that he awaits a formal letter from India for access to IOK. We urge India to respond to this request,” the release read.