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Pak says reference to PoK in UN report should not be construed to create false sense of equivalence with Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today said that the reference to in a UN report on alleged rights violations should in no way be construed to create a "false sense of equivalence" with

The UN today released the first-ever report on alleged human rights violations in both and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as it demanded an international inquiry.

This proposal is consistent with Pakistan's several calls to this effect since 2016, even as has continued to ignore legitimate demands for probe into gross and systematic violations..., the said in a statement.

The FO said that the reference towards Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir, including "should in no way be construed to create a false sense of equivalence" with rights violations in

The FO said that the for Human Rights' report rightly called for of the dispute through meaningful dialogue that includes the people of Kashmir.

said that the lasting solution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute is an essential imperative for peace, security and stability of South and beyond.

India's continued denial of this imperative, its unwillingness to engage in a dialogue process with and suppression of Kashmiri aspirations for freedom continue to endanger regional and international peace and security, it alleged.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 18:35 IST