Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Nawaz Sharif writes to UN Security Council over Kashmir issue

Narada Desk | September 20, 2016 9:52 am Print
Foreign Office on Monday said, Sharif wrote to the the Heads of Government/State of China, France, Russia, the UK and the US regarding "grave human rights violations" in Kashmir
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

As Kashmir has been reeling under protest and violence for almost two months, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to permanent members of the United Nation Security Council over various issues of the state.

The Pakistan PM dubbed Kashmir as a “constant source of tension and instability” posing a threat to world peace and security.

The UN Foreign Office on Monday said, Sharif wrote to the the heads of government/state of China, France, Russia, the UK and the US regarding “grave human rights violations” in Kashmir.

“The letters emphasise the extremely negative implications of the dire situation in Kashmir, on regional, as well as international peace and security,” it said in a statement.

The Pakistan PM wrote the “non-resolution of the Kashmir issue is a constant source of tension and instability in the region and a threat to international peace and security”.

Recently, Sharif  had met Hurriyat leaders from Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK) and had assured them that he would “emphatically highlight” the Kashmir issue at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Sharif in his letters asked the permanent members of the Security Council to fulfill their responsibility with regard to the Kashmir issue, which he said is one of the oldest internationally recognised unresolved disputes on the agenda of the UNSC.

 

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