ISLAMABAD, SEPT 04 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan received Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Adel Al Jubeir, Minister of State of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for a joint call today.
The main focus was on the situation arising from India’s illegal and unilateral actions in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K).
The Prime Minister highlighted Pakistan’s deep concern over the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in IOJ&K because of the month-long complete lockdown and communications blackout in the occupied territory. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of immediate lifting of curfew, removal of restrictions on movement and communications, and respect for the fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people.
Prime Minister Imran Khan further underscored that India’s actions were a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and international law.
There was a genuine fear of a false flag operation to divert the world’s attention from India’s illegal actions and intensified repression of Kashmiris. India’s actions had created grave risks for peace and security in the region. The international community had the responsibility to urge India to halt and reverse its illegal actions and aggressive policies and postures. The Prime Minister added that Saudi Arabia and UAE had an important role in this regard.
The visiting dignitaries said they were visiting Pakistan at the direction of their leadership. They reaffirmed the strategic significance of the relationship of KSA and UAE with Pakistan. They also acknowledged Pakistan’s role and efforts in promoting and maintaining regional peace and stability. They fully understood the anguish of the people of Pakistan over the recent developments and were concerned over the worsening humanitarian situation in IOJ&K. Both countries would remain engaged to help address the current challenges, defuse tensions, and promote an environment of peace and security.