• Telephonic conversation between Imran Khan and Swedish counterpart.
  • Imran highlights India's illegal, unilateral steps of India to change the disputed status of IoK.
  • 5th August action violates UNSC resolutions and international law.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven on Wednesday.

The prime minister highlighted India's illegal and unilateral steps of 5th August to change the disputed status of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and to alter its demographic structure.

Those steps, he said, were in violation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and international law.

Highlighting the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in the held valley, the prime minister called for immediate lifting of lockdown and curfew in place for 45 days, removal of restrictions on movement, provision of access to humanitarian organizations and respect for the rights and freedom of the Kashmiri people.

The prime minister stressed that the international community must urge India to comply with its obligations under international human rights conventions.

Prime Minister Lofven expressed concern over the human rights situation and highlighted the importance of de-escalation of the situation and resolution of issues through dialogue.

The two leaders agreed to stay in touch and continue to work together for peace and stability in the region.