FM asks UN to resolve decades old Kashmir dispute
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday has urged the United Nations to play its due role in resolving the decades-old Kashmir dispute as per its own resolutions and according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
He was addressing a function at the foreign office in Islamabad in connection with the United Nations Day, which is being observed today.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi asked the world body to send a commission of inquiry to probe human rights abuses in Indian held Kashmir by the Indian forces as documented in the UN Human Rights Commission’s report.
Pakistan is ready to partner any global effort to promote peace and stability in the region and the world at large, he stated.
The foreign minister has said that Pakistan has played a pivotal role in the UN peacekeeping missions across the world, as it believes in peace all over the world. He said 156 Pakistani peacekeepers have sacrificed their lives to achieve this goal.
The UN Resident Coordinator to Pakistan Neil Buhne said the UN has also issued its report on human rights violations in IHK.
The UN representative said that the world body is ready to play its role in the resolution of Kashmir dispute provided India and Pakistan agree to it.