ISLAMABAD, Jun 16: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said India becoming the non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was ‘not a moment of rejoice, but concern’ as the country blatantly rejected resolutions of the prestigious forum, particularly on Kashmir.
Talking to newsmen he said India had been ignoring the resolutions of UNSC on Kashmir for a long, giving way to an unending oppression on Kashmiris by denying their right to self-determination. “Heavens will not fall if India becomes a UNSC member,” he said, adding that Pakistan had also served at the same position previously for seven times.
Qureshi said Pakistan was making efforts for its membership at UNSC and had already initiated the process.He said Pakistan always remained ready to comply with the UNSC resolutions and recalled writing letters to the UNSC Secretary General updating him of the brutalities going on in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He also mentioned sending letters to Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) highlighting atrocities of Indian occupational forces against innocent Kashmiris.
The Foreign Minister asked India to have guts to allow him an open debate in Occupied Kashmir and see itself the clear picture of Kashmiris’ support to Pakistan.
Mr Qureshi said majority of India’s neighbouring countries including Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were not safe from its nefarious and hegemonic designs. He mentioned that India locked horns with China on Laddakh, named Begalis as termites and meted a negative treatment to Sri Lanka and Nepal.