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Pakistan rejects Indian statement about OIC, Kashmir

09:46 PM | 25 Mar, 2022
Pakistan rejects Indian statement about OIC, Kashmir
Source: OIC (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has strongly rejected the totally untenable and irresponsible statement by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on the unanimously adopted outcomes and resolutions of the 48th Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Council of Foreign Ministers held here this week.

"Devoid of any logic or substance, the Indian statement reflects the frustration of a country that stands exposed and isolated," Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said in a press release today.

The top Islamic body has a long-standing principled position in support of the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination granted to them by the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.

Yesterday, the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir met in Islamabad on the sidelines of the 48th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM). OIC Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha chaired the meeting with the participation of Foreign Ministers and high-level dignitaries of Azerbaijan, Niger, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Pakistan delegation was led by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Chairperson OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) Dr. Haci Ali Acikgul, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, True representatives of the Kashmiri people and senior OIC officials also attended the meeting.

Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored OIC’s principled position and resolute support to the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination. He highlighted that durable peace and stability in South Asia would remain unrealized without a just and lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.

Qureshi stressed that since its illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, India had accelerated the denial of rights and freedoms to Kashmiris, detained the legitimate Kashmiri leadership and killed, maimed and summarily executed and tortured Kashmiris on a massive scale. In violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions, India was seeking to change the demography of the occupied territory.

The Contact Group took stock of gross and widespread human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). OIC Secretary General and Chairperson of the IPHRC presented their reports on the situation in IIOJK and made recommendations for action. Participating Foreign Ministers spoke about the importance of Jammu and Kashmir on the agenda of OIC and expressed support for the Kashmiri people. In their statements, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and True Representatives of the Kashmiri people briefed the Contact Group about the gross violations of human rights in IIOJK and called for OIC’s continued support for the Kashmir cause.

The meeting of the Contact Group concluded with the adoption of a comprehensive Joint communiqué including an action plan, that reaffirmed unequivocally OIC’s position and resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, firmly repudiated India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 and subsequent steps to alter the demographic structure of the IIOJK, and reiterated complete solidarity with the Kashmiri people in support of their legitimate struggle. It declared that the final settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and a UN supervised plebiscite, was indispensable for durable peace and stability in South Asia.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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