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Firdous questions global silence over violations in IOK

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday complained to world human rights organisations over their silence regarding the worsening human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
Speaking to a rally in front of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) office in Islamabad, she criticised the silence of human rights organisations about the atrocities committed in the occupied valley by Indian troops.

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Firdous Ashiq Awan said Indian forces have converted the occupied valley into the world’s largest prison. She lamented that the basic rights of the Kashmiri people are being deprived upon in complete breach of international law in this regard.
She said PM Imran would address today on Kashmir Solidarity Day to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (AJKLA). The special assistant said Pakistani people feel Kashmiri brother’s and sisters’ suffering and anguish.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the world community should act in respect of the fundamental freedoms and human rights of Kashmiris and ask India to allow the UN Fact-Finding Mission to Occupied Kashmir to investigate allegations of serious human rights abuses there.

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Shah Mehmood Qureshi further said, “Every second on the shutdown clock is a burden on the collective conscience of the world.”
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