Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, spokesman of Pakistan´s Overseas Ministry addresses a media briefing in Islamabad on July 15, 2021. — AFP/File

The Overseas Workplace on Saturday mentioned the nation welcomes the reiteration of the United Nations’ place on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute by the spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary-Basic.

Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri mentioned the assertion reaffirms that the UN place on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is “well-established” and has not modified.

The spokesperson mentioned Pakistan notably appreciates the timeliness of the assertion because it coincides with the completion of two years of India’s unlawful and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The unilateral actions have been in violation of the UN constitution, UNSC resolutions, and worldwide regulation together with the Fourth Geneva Conference, the spokesperson famous.

“The assertion denies the self-serving remarks by India’s Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations claiming that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral a part of India,” he mentioned.

India would do properly to remind itself that Jammu and Kashmir stays an internationally recognised dispute and one of many longest excellent objects on the UN Safety Council’s agenda, he mentioned.

“It by no means was and by no means might be part of India. Regurgitation of false and fabricated claims doesn’t change the fact,” the spokesperson mentioned.

Quite a few UNSC resolutions have established that the ultimate disposition of the State of Jammu and Kashmir might be made in accordance with the desires of the Kashmiri folks expressed by means of the democratic methodology of a free and neutral plebiscite held underneath the UN auspices, he mentioned.

“Finally, India must give in to the need of the Kashmiris and the dedication of worldwide group as enshrined in quite a few UNSC Resolutions,” the spokesperson added.

The response got here after Spokesman Stephane Dujarric had mentioned earlier this week that the United Nations’ place on Jammu and Kashmir stays the identical.

“Our place on Kashmir is properly established and has not modified,” he mentioned responding to a journalist at his common midday briefing in New York.

When requested to repeat the UN’s place on the Kashmir dispute, Dujarric mentioned: “You can find it in related resolutions. I am not going to repeat it, however our place is unchanged.”

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