President and CEO International Crisis Group Robert Malley calls on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Ministries Official News

Islamabad, September 23, 2019 (PPI-OT): The President and the CEO of the International Crisis Group (ICG), Robert Malley, called on Foreign Minister, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, today in New York. Expressing his deep concern at the prevailing grave human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ and K), the Foreign Minister underscored the need for the international community to step-in to fulfill its moral and political responsibility towards the Kashmiris.

He said that the non-resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute posed serious threat to peace and security of South Asia. He added that the Indian political leadership was resorting to jingoistic and irresponsible statements that could escalate tensions in the region. He emphasized that there could be no peace in South Asia as along as the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remained unresolved.

The Foreign Minister encouraged the International Crisis Group (ICG) to work towards conflict prevention and restraint in South Asia. Other issues pertaining to peace and security in South Asia also came under discussion.

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