Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City on Friday and stressed “urgent action” to attend to the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Afghanistan, according to a declaration released by the Consular service (FO).
” Qureshi underscored the demand for urgent activity to address the dominating alarming humanitarian situation in [the] nation, requiring the continued political and also economic engagement of the worldwide neighborhood to finish [the] decades-long dispute,” the statement claimed.
It included that the foreign minister additionally highlighted Pakistan’s ongoing initiatives to attend to the humanitarian situation as well as those aimed at achieving long-term peace and stability in the adjoining country.
In addition, the declaration stated, Qureshi briefed Guterres on the “deteriorating civils rights” scenario in Indian-occupied Kashmir as well as shown to him a “comprehensive dossier having proof of gross, organized, and also extensive civils rights violations, war crimes, crime against humanity and also genocide being perpetrated by Indian line of work pressures” in the valley.
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Qureshi also expressed hope that the UN would certainly play its duty in making certain that individuals of busy Kashmir were able to “exercise their inalienable right to self-reliance as enshrined in the relevant UN resolutions”.
According to the declaration, the preacher asked for making the UN Security Council (UNSC) “much more depictive, democratic, clear, effective and also liable to deal with the multiple challenges” faced by the world.
He emphasised that reforms need to be chosen by agreement and also participant states need to be allowed the necessary time and space to develop an option acceptable to the entire UN subscription, the statement said.
Qureshi also required the requirement for stemming the climbing tide of Islamophobia, finishing vaccine inequity, and also making certain appropriate financing for creating countries to reply to the pandemic and the resulting recession.
After the meeting, Qureshi briefly shared the details of his talk with Guterres in a tweet.
” Great to satisfy Antonio Guterres at UNGA and share Pakistan’s vital concerns: fair socio-economic development, stabilisation of Afghanistan and simply resolution of Jammu and Kashmir conflict,” he tweeted.
” We seek to the UN to play central role in attending to and getting rid of these challenges.”
According to the FO, the foreign minister also met the president of the 76th Session of the general assembly, Abdulla Shahid, on the day and also praised him on his political election to the placement.
Qureshi expressed the hope that Shahid’s presence in this important office would help with making progress on crucial problems on the UN schedule.
PM’s UNGA address
The foreign minister’s meetings accompanied Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address at the UNGA, which described the exact same issues elevated by Qureshi in his meeting with Guterres.
In his address, the head of state made a strong pitch for the world to rally behind Afghanistan’s nascent Taliban government for protecting the progress made by the war-ravaged country over the past two decades and stopping it from becoming a safe haven for terrorists.
“There is just one means to go. We have to enhance as well as stabilise the present government, for the sake of the people of Afghanistan,” he stated, warning that taking a training course as opposed to this would certainly further destabilise the war-torn country and transform it right into a terrorists’ sanctuary.
Considering that the Taliban requisition of Kabul, Pakistan has constantly required recognition of the new Taliban government, assistance for avoiding the impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, as well as resumption of advancement aid for the brand-new management for preventing an unavoidable economic collapse there. This has actually controlled Pakistan’s diplomacy agenda for the past few weeks.
Most of the Western countries have expressed rate of interest in engaging the Taliban as well as assured altruistic help. Yet, they have been reluctant to formally recognise the team as the government in office in Afghanistan and give growth support that has actually historically moneyed the functioning of the state institutions there.
This hesitation has actually been sustained by worries regarding civils rights under the Taliban regimen, especially those of females; absence of depiction of other ethnicities, religious minorities, as well as ladies in the government; as well as problems regarding the rebirth of terrorist groups in Afghanistan that might endanger various other countries.