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Parliament heads of ECO countries condemn rights violations in Kashmir

June 1, 2021 at 10:39 pm

Indian policemen arrive at the spot of shootout on the outskirts of Srinagar on October 05, 2020 [Faisal Khan – Anadolu Agency]

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO) on Tuesday strongly condemned human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir, a statement by Pakistan’s National Assembly said, Anadolu Agency reported.

The unanimous declaration was made by the organization’s Executive Council meeting, attended by parliament speakers from ECO, which currently has 10 members including Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan. The two-day conference is being held in the Pakistani capital.

“In its landmark outcome document, The Islamabad Declaration, the forum extended unanimous support to the oppressed peoples” of Kashmir and Palestine.

On the proposal of Turkey and Afghanistan, the council elected Asad Qaiser, the speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, as chairperson of PAECO’s Executive Council.

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