FM Qureshi welcomes US House Committee on Foreign Affairs decision to discuss Kashmir issue

Published: August 31, 2019
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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. PHOTO: FILE

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. PHOTO: FILE

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday welcomed the decision by the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting to discuss the deteriorating condition in Indian-occupied Kashmir a major development.

Talking to a private news channel, the foreign minister said the discussion by the committee would further highlight the Kashmir issue globally.

He also noted that people all over the world are coming together to show their support for the people of occupied Kashmir.

Appreciating the Pakistani-American community for playing a vital role in spreading awareness on the atrocities faced by Kashmiris, he said: “Overseas Pakistanis have worked hard to highlight the Kashmir issue.”

The Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia Brad Sherman announced that the subcommittee will soon hold a hearing to discuss the situation in the occupied region.

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The foreign minister added that the resolution in the US Congress will raise the issue internationally and that the Kashmir issue has been raised at every international forum.

On Friday, FM Qureshi briefed his South Korean counterpart to discuss the grave situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

The foreign minister also telephoned Saudi Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al Assaf to brief him about the atrocities in IoK.

He reiterated the importance of the international community in playing its part to stop the barbaric activities of the Indian government.

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