inc_109383_125157_updatesPakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry met with ambassadors of the European Union and OIC member countries on Wednesday to convey Pakistan’s serious concern over the brutal killings of innocent civilians and violation of their fundamental human rights by Indian security forces in Kashmir.

In the first meeting, the foreign secretary briefed the Islamabad-based ambassadors of the member countries of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir—Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Niger through its capital—over the tense situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK).

Appreciating the continued support of OIC member states to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realization of their right to self determination, the foreign secretary said that Kashmiri Muslims look towards their Muslims brothers at this difficult and challenging time.

According to a press release by the Foreign Office, the foreign secretary urged the OIC member states to raise their voice against the blatant human rights violations of innocent Kashmiri Muslims in Indian held Kashmir.

In the second meeting this morning, the foreign secretary briefed ambassadors of the European Union over the tense situation in  Kashmir.

The foreign secretary observed that there should be no impunity for human rights violations and underscored the need for a fair and transparent inquiry against individuals responsible for these killings.

The foreign secretary called upon the EU and its members to raise their voice against the continued blatant human rights violations of innocent people.

He said that, as one of the strongest proponents of human rights, the EU should condemn human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and play its role in ensuring the realisation of human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The foreign secretary emphasised that the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir will not be deterred through such brutal use of force from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

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