Islamabad: Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani on Sunday reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the immutable centrality of the inalienable right to self-determination of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine, as enshrined in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR).
“We stand firmly in solidarity with the people of the Illegally occupied Jammu & Kashmir and occupied Palestine. The occupying powers brazen disregard for international human rights law and international humanitarian law can never suppress the occupied people’s aspirations for liberty and self-determination,” FM Jilani said in a message on the world Human Rights Day.
He said the commitment to protect and promote human rights is a constitutional duty and a guiding light in Pakistan. “Pakistan’s democratic traditions, civil society, media, and legal institutions underpin our unwavering commitment to the rights and freedoms of all citizens,” he said.
The foreign minister said discrimination, intolerance, and new forms of racism, such as Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred were on the rise and exacerbated by the misuse of new technologies to spread disinformation.
He maintained that Pakistan would continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support to the valiant resistance of the Kashmiri and Palestinian peoples against occupation and for the realization of their right to self-determination.
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