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Tuesday 26th September 2023 / 11 Rabiulawal 1445

Pakistan stresses Turkey to play its role in handling Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Minister contacted his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and exchanged views over the latest development in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The foreign minister informed Mevlut Cavusoglu concerning the situation of Kashmiris living under the Indian Occupation as the curfew imposed by the Indian authorities entered into its fourth week.

“India has continued with the imposition of curfew in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 which endangered thousands of lives there besides occurrence of the critical shortage of food and medicines for the Kashmiris,” stated Qureshi.

Qureshi has asked his counterpart to play his role to end the Kashmir crisis which is worsening day by day with the increasing threat of a regional conflict between the two nuclear neighbors. He further stated that the bond between Pakistan and Turkey are historical, social and cultural.

Qureshi stated that the stance of both of the countries are quite similar regarding the regional matters, whereas, Islamabad and Ankara have always supported each other in difficult times.

The foreign minister has also praised the efforts of Turkey for playing a vital role in the unity of Muslim Ummah. During the telephonic conversation, the foreign ministers agreed to continue bilateral consultations over the Kashmir issue and regional peace.

On the other hand, Members of Turkish non-governmental organizations (NGOs) gathered outside the Indian Embassy in Ankara to express their support with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir who are under strict lockdown for the past almost three weeks.

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