'Peace in South Asia linked to solution of Kashmir dispute'

Published: October 15, 2015
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Pakistan urges international community to settle Kashmir issue according to UN resolutions. PHOTO: INP

Pakistan urges international community to settle Kashmir issue according to UN resolutions. PHOTO: INP

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi asserted on Wednesday that the unresolved Kashmir dispute dispute remains the root cause of tension and instability in South Asia.

“The issue of Jammu and Kashmir has to be resolved in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions,” Lodhi told the United Nations General Assembly during a debate, according to Radio Pakistan.

Read: UNGA speech: Nawaz proposes 4-point peace initiative with India

Lodhi urged the international community to settle the Kashmir issue according to UN resolutions to bring durable peace and stability in South Asia.

Commenting on the dialogue between Pakistan and India she said, “It was not Pakistan which stalled the dialogue process, but India which cancelled foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan scheduled for last year.”

“India has also failed to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism against innocent civilians in the Samjhota Express bombing,” she added.

Read: Kashmir issue: ‘UN resolution must be implemented’

Last month, underscoring the urgency of resolving the decades-old dispute over the Himalayan state of Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif proposed to India a four-point peace initiative, aimed at addressing the causes of tensions between the two nuclear-armed arch nemeses. Addressing the world leaders at the 70th anniversary session of the 193-member UN General Assembly, the prime minister proposed Pakistan and India formalise and respect the 2003 understanding for a complete ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir to be monitored by an expanded UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Juggernaut
    Oct 15, 2015 - 10:22AM

    Is any one listening this ?Recommend

  • Prakash G
    Oct 15, 2015 - 11:00AM

    The one thing that adds to India’s image as a strong country in the world is the constant projection of India as a regional-bully in UN and other forums by Pakistan.
    So … thanks Pakistan!Recommend

  • Oct 15, 2015 - 11:23AM

    @Juggernaut:
    Yes every one in India and the world, at least engaging everyone now.. Pakistan is moving in the right direction.Recommend

  • Bikharistan
    Oct 15, 2015 - 11:32AM

    World is busy with the issues of battling terrorism in general and refugee crisis in middle east in particular! Other than this nobody will entertain u, with a single penny! Better keep talking with Hurriyats and forget any help from the other countries!Recommend

  • Skywalker
    Oct 16, 2015 - 7:42AM

    Peace is only possible when Pakistan gets rid of the delusion it is living in. This has been said many times in many ways by many folks, are you ready to accept that?Recommend

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