Kashmir issue needs to be highlighted like Palestine, Pakistan tells UN’s DIP

Pakistan Wednesday urged the UN Committee on Information to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people as they have been doing it for the Palestine people.

Addressing the 39th session of the UN Committee on Information, Press Minister at Pakistani Mission to the UN, Masood Anwar said that UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) should highlight Kashmir dispute the way it was doing with coverage of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

“We would urge you to do the same for the people of Kashmir who continue to suffer under foreign occupation,” the Pakistani delegate said.

But soon Indian delegation tried to interrupt him and asked the committee chairman’s permission to speak on a point of order, claiming that Kashmir was a bilateral issue and irrelevant to the discussion underway.

 Pertinently, the Committee on Information, overseas the work of the Department of Public Information.

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