SAPM Mushaal Mullick calls on FM Jilani; HR situation in IIOJK discussed

ISLAMABAD, Sep 5 (Alliance News): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Human Rights and Women Empowerment Mushaal Hussein Mullick on Tuesday called on Interim Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani.

The discussion focused on enhancing collaboration between the ministries of foreign affairs and human rights and projecting Pakistan’s point of view at international fora, including the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The foreign minister and the SAPM also discussed the plight of the thousands of political activists, journalists and human rights defenders, who have been arrested by the Indian authorities in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

They expressed grave concern over the Indian authorities’ fresh plea to seek the death penalty for one of the most important Kashmiri leaders, Yaseen Malik, who was awarded a life sentence, last year.

They emphasized the urgent need for the release of all political prisoners; halting human rights violations; reversal of India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019; and implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir so that the Kashmiri people could realize their inalienable right to self-determination.

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