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Will raise voice for Kashmir in Human Rights Council: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he will raise his voice for occupied Kashmir at the Human Rights Council.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a statement stated that Kashmiris in the occupied territory are facing immense challenges and we will also raise our voice for Kashmir in the Human Rights Council, he said.

The foreign minister said that India was committed to the resolutions of the UN Security Council while Pakistan’s role for peace and stability in the world is being appreciated.It is a great achievement for our country to become a member of the Human Rights Council,” he maintained.

The foreign minister said that serious human rights violations were going on in occupied Kashmir and the people there were being brutally crushed. He said that India has been attacking Kashmiri for 15 months.

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It should be noted that Pakistan has been elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the next three years by a majority. Pakistan got 169 votes out of 191. 

On this achievement, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan getting such a large number of votes is an expression of confidence in the country’s policies. Pakistan has always raised its voice for the protection of human rights in international forums, he added.

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