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SCO rejects India’s objection on Pakistan’s new political map

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Islamabad: Shangahi Cooperation Organization (SCO) rejected India’s objections on display of Pakistan’s new political map.

The country’s new political map was unveiled by Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 4. The map includes IIOJ&K as part of the country’s territory for the first time.

Special Assistant on National Security Moeed Yusuf represented Pakistan in the online meeting.

India represented by Ajit Doval, had formally raised an objection against Pakistan on the display of the political map.

Special Assistant on National Security Moeed Yusuf represented Pakistan in the online meeting.

In its reply, Pakistan highlighted that India under international law had no legal rights to claim the internationally recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India. Pakistan also categorically rejected Indian assertions that the newly released political map included any part of Indian territory.

Pakistan informed the SCO Secretariat that India’s illegal and unilateral actions in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir were in grave violation of the UN Charter and UN Security Council resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Furthermore, Pakistan emphasized that the new political map represented Pakistan’s rights and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. It emphasized that Pakistan retains an abiding commitment to seeking a resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute through a free and impartial plebiscite in accordance with the UN Charter and the UNSC Resolutions.

The SCO agreed to Pakistan’s position.

Pakistan reiterated that the new political map represented the country’s rights and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. The map reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to seeking a resolution of the Kashmir dispute through a free and impartial plebiscite in accordance with the UN Charter and UNSC resolutions.

The SCO agreed to Pakistan’s stance and Dr Moeed Yusuf conducted the meeting with the new political map on display clearly in the background.

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