FM Bilawal raises IIOJK issue with US Congressman

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has drawn attention of US House Armed Services Committee towards Indian illegal actions of August 5, 2019 in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its continued atrocities against the Kashmiri people.

In his virtual meeting with Chairman of the Committee Congressman Adam Smith, the Foreign Minister specifically briefed about the steps recently taken by India to redraw the constituencies in IIOJK through an illegal delimitation process in order to change the Muslim majority into minority in the occupied territory.

On the other hand, talking to media in New York, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Pakistan has always played a proactive role to ensure peace and stability in the region as peaceful coexistence is one of main objectives of our foreign policy. He said that Islamabad adopted an integrated strategy to counter terrorism and formulated an effective National Action Plan to tackle extremism and terrorism in country.

The foreign minister said that India has openly violated the international laws and resolutions passed by the United Nations regarding Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir by taking illegal and aggressive measures in occupied territory. He said the resolution of the Kashmir dispute is essential for peace and stability in South Asia.