New York, 22 December 2022 (TDI): UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on “Universal Realization of the Right of the People to Self-determination”, Foreign Office said on Wednesday.
According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, 72 countries from across the world co-sponsored the resolution which was adopted by consensus in UN General Assembly.
Pakistan has been sponsoring this resolution annually since 1970, Foreign Office. The resolution reaffirms unequivocal support for the realization of the right to self-determination for peoples under foreign occupation, colonial domination, and subjugation, the Spokesperson’s statement said.
Furthermore, this resolution firmly opposes the act of foreign occupation, intervention, and aggression, and calls upon responsible states to immediately cease such acts.
This annual initiative serves to draw international attention towards the plight and rights of people living in internationally recognized situations of foreign occupation, including in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Statement added.
According to the Foreign Office Spokesperson, the adoption of this resolution reaffirms the inalienable right of occupied peoples to self-determination, as enshrined in international law, the UN Charter, and numerous UN resolutions.
Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Ambassador Munir Akram said by adopting this resolution UNGA had reiterated our legal, political and moral case in support of all peoples, including the Kashmiri people, to struggle for self-determination against foreign occupation by all means available to them.