Pak to brief envoys of UNSC on Indian use of cluster bomb

FM urges UN, US, OIC, World powers to save Kashmiris from Indian brutalities

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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday wrote a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres which was also conveyed to the members of the Security Council following an attack using cluster ammunition to target the civilian population across the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian Army.
FM Qureshi said that India in its war madness is not only sabotaging the regional peace but also committing gross violation of human rights along the LoC. I urge the nations of the world to take strict notice of the ongoing situation in IOK and LOC, he added.
Talking exclusively to a new channel Saturday the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi vehemently opposed India’s nefarious designs and increased aggression in occupied Kashmir and on the Line of Control (LoC). The Foreign Minister on the recent revelation by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the Armed Forces about the use of illegal cluster ‘toy’ bombs along the Line of Control (LoC) to target the civilian population expressed deep resentment over the fact and called it a complete and utter transgression on part of India against the basic and fundamental Human Rights.
FM Qureshi also expressed his doubts over the recent escalation in aggression by India along the line of control (LoC) and the recently beefed up Indian Army presence in occupied Kashmir. Qureshi opined that the Indian preparations are concerning and may plunge the region into further anarchy and chaos. He also expressed his doubts over calls to ration food and ban on edible imports by India, which also implicated something serious brewing on the other side of the border.
Qureshi added that if things got out of hand then the recent scuffles between both countries over the disputed territory of Kashmir could result in serious repercussions for the entire region and the Afghan ‘Peace talks’ initiative, which is being spearheaded by Pakistan. Cluster ‘toy’ bombs have been recovered from the Line of Control (LoC) which were put there for nefarious purposes which are being traced back to India, ARY News reported on Saturday.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has decided to contact Secretary Geneneral of Organization of Islamic Conference. He will apprise OIC Secretary General about the latest developments in occupied Kashmir and will seek an active role of Organization to save innocent Kashmiris from Indian brutalities.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi has already explained to OIC SG in a letter Indian violation of international laws and demanded to take notice of the situation. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan will continue moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiri people in their just struggle.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says India is jeopardizing the regional peace in its war hysteria. In a statement, he condemned the blatant use of cluster bombs by Indian security forces targeting innocent civilians along the Line Of Control. Terming it a clear violation of the Geneva Convention and International Laws, the foreign minister urged the international community to take notice of these Indian atrocities.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the United States and world powers to persuade India to start mediation talks on Kashmir dispute. Talking to a private news channel, he said contrary to the past, the United States and India presently have very good relationship and if Washington wants, it can use its influence over New Delhi for resolution of Kashmir dispute.
The Foreign Minister said resolution of Kashmir issue is must for peace and stability in the region. He said Kashmir issue has become a flashpoint due to the Indian attitude. To a question about Afghan peace process, he said Pakistan has convinced the United States to start negotiation with the Afghan Taliban as the Afghan issue has no military solution.
About Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with Afghan Taliban, the Foreign Minister said a time frame about it could not be given at the moment, but the meeting would be held soon.
He said efforts are being made to pursue the Afghan Taliban to join the Afghan peace talks.
Condemning the use of cluster munitions on civilian along the line of control by Indian forces, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal warned that India must not forget February 27. In a statement, the FO spokesperson said that use of cluster munitions along line of control and deliberate targeting of civilians by India, was a blatant violation of convention on cluster munitions and international humanitarian laws. Faisal said that a befitting reply would be given to India.
He said that Pakistan condemned the atrocious attacks by the Indian Army in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The spokespersons urged the international community to take notice of Indian actions which were violation of international laws. Earlier in the day, cluster ‘toy’ bombs had been recovered from the Line of Control (LoC) which were put there for nefarious purposes. According to details, the toy bombs were placed in the peripheries of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir area of Pakistan, near the working boundary of the two countries.

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