Pakistan disobeying UNSC resolution on Kashmir: PoK activist writes to British MP
London/IBNS: A political activist from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) Shabir Choudhry has written to British lawmaker and Leader of Opposition, Keir Starmer, and informed him that Islamabad is not obeying UN Security Council's resolutions on Kashmir issue.
Shabir is the President of Foreign Affairs Committee of United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP).
In his letter, he wrote: "Pakistan to date has not withdrawn their troops from the territories that do not belong to Pakistan, but continues to send 'Jihadi warriors' to commit acts of violence and terrorism on the other side of the divide."
He said: "On behalf of United Kashmir Peoples National Party, which strongly believes in democratic, liberal and secular ideals; and have actively advanced a peaceful solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, I want to make the following points."
In his letter, he mentioned the UN Security Resolution of 13 August 1948.
"As the presence of troops of Pakistan in the territory of the State of Jammu and Kashmir constitutes a material change in the situation since it was represented by the Government of Pakistan before the Security Council, the Government of Pakistan agrees to withdraw its troops from that State," he wrote quoting the resolution.
"The Government of Pakistan will use its best endeavour to secure the withdrawal from the State of Jammu and Kashmir of tribesmen and Pakistan nationals not normally resident therein who have entered the State for the purpose of fighting," he mentioned.
He said: "In view of this bitter fact, how relevant are the UN Resolutions, especially when both India and Pakistan have agreed in the Simla Agreement of 1972, that they will resolve the dispute bilaterally."
Requesting for action, he said :"I hope the Labour Party under your leadership will play its role in empowering people of Jammu and Kashmir, and in this regard, the Pakistani withdrawal is prerequisite. Only after that, appropriate arrangements could be made where people of Jammu and Kashmir can determine future status of Jammu and Kashmir."
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