PM briefs New Zealand counterpart on Kashmir situation

Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed on Tuesday his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern on the prevailing situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) during a meeting on the sidelines of 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern today at the sidelines of UNGA 74th Session at New York.#UNGA #PMIKInUSA #UNGA74

— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 24, 2019

The Narendra Modi-led government stripped the IOK of its decades-long special autonomy last month along with imposing severe restrictions including communication blockade and curfew.

According to a statement by the PM Office, the premier briefed Ardern on the plight of Kashmiris and the danger of a massacre in the occupied valley.

وزیراعظم @ImranKhanPTI اور نیوزی لینڈ کی وزیراعظم جیسنڈا آرڈن کی ملاقات.مسلمان مخالف جذبات اور اسلاموفوبیا کے چیلنج پر تبادلہ خیال.وزیراعظم عمران خان نے کشمیریوں کی حالت زار اور خون ریزی کے خدشے سے آگاہ کیا.

— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) September 24, 2019

He appreciated her role following the deadly Christchurch attack in July this year in which 50 people including six Pakistani nationals were killed and dozens injured.

“The challenge of anti-Muslim sentiment and Islamophobia [in the west],” was also discussed in the meeting.

PM Imran’s UNGA address is scheduled for September 27.

Both leaders agreed to fast track the implementation of bilateral agreements made during PM Imran’s last visit

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