Pakistan briefs China on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir Valley

Pakistan on Tuesday briefed China about alleged human rights violations in Kashmir during their bilateral strategic dialogue, in an attempt to internationalise the Kashmir issue. 

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2016, 17:19 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday briefed China about alleged human rights violations in Kashmir during their bilateral strategic dialogue, in an attempt to internationalise the Kashmir issue. 

Foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, who met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing during his two-day trip, also attended the bilateral strategic dialogue meeting. 

The seventh round of Strategic Dialogue between Pakistan and China was held on Monday in Beijing where Chaudhry led the Pakistani delegation while the Chinese side was headed by assistant minister of foreign affairs for Asian and consular affairs Kong Xuanyou.

Chaudhry apprised his counterpart of the grave humanitarian situation in Kashmir and the ongoing human rights violations.

"He (Chaudhry) expressed the hope that the international community would play its role in calling on India to put an end to blatant human rights violations in the Valley," the foreign office said.

Both sides held detailed discussions on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations between Pakistan and China, including the 46 billion dollar 
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), economic cooperation, defence, counter-terrorism, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, culture, education and people to people contact.

The two sides agreed to further strengthen cooperation in all areas for the mutual benefit of the two countries.