Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the occasion of International Human Rights Day today stated that his country would continue to lend full diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, according to a PTI report.
The UN marks this day as the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.
“On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we reaffirm our full diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their just struggle for human dignity, respect and inalienable right to self-determination,” he said, as per the report.
He said this year is also significant for Pakistan as it has joined the UN Human Rights Council.
“Pakistan’s membership of the Council, for the fourth time, is a testimony to the confidence of the international community in Pakistan, as a consensus builder within the international human rights policy framework,” he said, PTI reported.
(With inputs from PTI)