Pictures of Kashmiri victims saddened Ban Ki-moon: Sharif

Pictures of Kashmiri victims saddened Ban Ki-moon: Sharif

SRINAGAR: United Nations’ Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was “saddened and moved” when the dossier, which included photographs of Kashmir victims, was shared with him, Nawaz Sharif said.

According to a Radio Pakistan report, the Pakistan prime minister mentioned it while talking to newsmen in New York.

“When he (Nawaz) shared the dossier on the Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir with the UN Secretary General, he was moved by the victims’ photographs, and said the UN diplomats would see into it,” the report said.

Sharif, it said, stated that the world leaders understood Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir issue.

The premier, according to the report, said that he informed the leadership of the United States, China, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Turkey, and other countries about the prevailing “grave human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir, and they all tried to understand Pakistan’s position”.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, has said that the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has offered his good offices for mediation between Pakistan and India, the report added.

“UN Secretary General was saddened by seeing the photographs of the victims of the Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir,” she said in an interview with the radio.

“The international community has taken notice of the grave human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, and in the next phase, the UN Security Council permanent members will be contacted for sharing the evidence on Kashmir with them,” she added.

She said India’s “violent actions” in Kashmir were dangerous for peace in the region.

“The people of Kashmir should be given their constitutional right,” she said.

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