The Peace and Democracy Institute of Pakistan has organized a round table entitled “Khojaly tragedy-the dark side of humanity” in the French club “Baskin Chalet”.
The round table was part of a series of events dedicated to the 21st anniversary of the Khojaly genocide carried out by the Azerbaijani Embassy to Pakistan.
According to the Azerbaijani Embassy, the event was attended by director of the Peace and Democracy Institute of Pakistan Mohammed Asif Noor, experts of the Strategic Research Center, journalists, political analysts, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Islamabad and journalists.
Ambassador Dashgin Shikarov addressed the event to highlight history and consequences of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, particularly the Khojaly genocide.
He hailed a statement recognizing the Khojaly massacre as a genocide act and supporting Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity, which was adopted by Pakistan`s Senate.
Aftab Kazi, senior fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, spoke of international media and the Memorial Foundation, which covered the Khojaly tragedy.
Scientist Sabah Aslam underlined the significance of the Khojaly massacre`s recognition by Pakistan, Mexico, Columbia, Romania, Czechia, as well as 6 states of the USA and several international organizations.
Mohammed Asif Noor noted that Khojaly had to be recognized as genocide according to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide by UN , which entered into force in 1951, legislative acts by the Nuremberg Military Tribunals, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court,
DVDs and photo albums on the Khojaly massacre, and books entitled “Azerbaijan and Pakistan-20 years of friendship and cooperation” by “Diplomatic Insight” magazine were distributed among the participants.