Imran Khan dials UN chief, expresses ‘deep shock’ over human rights violations in Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday called UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to express “deep shock and concern” at the human rights violations committed by government forces in Kashmir.

During a telephonic conversation with Guterres, Khan “underscored (the) UN’s role to end these violations”, Dawn reported, citing a statement issued by the prime minister’s office.

Khan’s call to the UN chief comes days after he condemned the killing of seven civilians in army firing in Kashmir’s Pulwama and threatened to raise the issue at the UN.

Separately, the federal Cabinet in its meeting condemned the presidential rule in Kashmir.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the Cabinet meeting was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Khan in chair. PTI