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Resolution of Kashmir dispute prerequisite for peace: foreign secretary

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Tuesday said resolution of lingering Kashmir dispute as per the United Nations Resolutions was a pre-requisite to peace and tranquility in the region.

“Pakistan would continue to play its dynamic and constructive role for ensuring lasting peace and stability in the region,” she said while addressing the inaugural session of two-day international conference titled ‘Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia: Role of Major Powers’, organised by Policy Research Institute in Islamabad.

The foreign secretary also said political settlement in Afghanistan was the only way to overcome all the challenges confronting Afghanistan and the region.

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Expressing his views on the occasion, China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing said China’s Belt and Road Initiative provided for great economic cooperation and connectivity in the region and beyond.

This should be noted that the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of occupied Kashmir, in a letter to the UN secretary general, has urged Antonio Guterres to constitute a commission of inquiry to conduct comprehensive and independent international investigation into human rights violations by Indian troops in the territory.

The JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar asked the UN secretary general to impress upon New Delhi to stop the gross human rights violation forthwith.

The JRL, as per the letter, also urged him to initiate measures for the resolution of the dispute which is on the UN Agenda since 1948, and is the main cause of all Human Rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

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