PM apprises UN chief on India’s human rights violations in IIOJK

Kakar highlights India’s illegal, unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 during meeting with Guterres on UNGA sidelines

APP September 21, 2023
Caretaker PM Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar meets the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 78th session of the General Assembly: PHOTO::APP


Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Thursday met the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and apprised him on India’s ongoing human rights’ violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

In a meeting held on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the prime minister highlighted India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, where it had abolished the status of Kashmir.

Kakar called for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

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The prime minister thanked the Secretary-General for his unwavering support during last year’s floods and for co-hosting the Geneva Conference on Pakistan’s Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework (4RF).

Recognising the grave threat of climate change, the prime minister stressed the importance of the fulfilment of climate finance commitments by developed nations.

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He also apprised the UNSG on the newly established Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), which has the objective of promoting investments in Pakistan for a robust economic recovery of the country.

The prime minister appreciated the United Nations Secretary-General’s call for global financial transformation to invigorate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and proposed measures for augmenting the SDG agenda.


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