Pak PM’s envoy briefs ICRC in Geneva on Kashmir

Pak PM''s envoy briefs intl community in Geneva on KashmirISLAMABAD: As part of Pakistan’s efforts to internationalize the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s special envoy has briefed the Human Rights Council President and the ICRC President in Geneva on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.

Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari, Chairman Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National Assembly who is currently visiting Geneva as the Prime Minister’s special envoy, briefed the “Geneva international community on the grave human rights situation” in Kashmir yesterday, a Pakistan Foreign Office statement said.

Leghari met the President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), President ICRC and other ambassadors to brief them about the “atrocities” being committed by the Indian forces “on the defenseless people” of Kashmir, the statement said.

“The alarming impact of pellet gun injuries leading to ‘dead eyes’ phenomenon on the peaceful protesters was also highlighted. He emphasized the importance of implementation of UN Security Council’s resolutions that recognize Jammu and Kashmir as disputed territory and call for a free and fair plebiscite for the realization of the right to self- determination of Kashmiris,” it said.

Leghari is part of the 22 parliamentarians nominated by Prime Minister Sharif as special envoys to be dispatched to world capitals to highlight the Kashmir situation.–PTI

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