Shireen Mazari, Vatican envoy discuss minority issues, Kashmir

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari met with Vatican’s ambassador and discussed issues relating to the minority Christian community in Pakistan.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Shireen Mazari said that she drew the ambassador’s attention towards the human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

“Had an interesting mtg with Archbishop Christophe El-Kassis the Ambassador of the Holy See (Vatican). Discussed issues relating to Christian community in Pak. assured him of our support on issues of concern. Also drew his attention to situation in IOK,” Ms Mazari tweeted.

She hoped that the ambassador would convey Pakistan’s fears of ethnic cleansing of Muslims to Pope.

“Hoped he would convey to the Pope our fears of ethnic cleansing of Muslims and on how Muslims even prevented from Eid prayers. He reminded me how the Pope had always asked for issues to be resolved acc to international law etc,” she added.