UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-Common Ban Ki-moon has deplored the continued killings in India-held Kashmir as safety forces there attempt to stamp out weeks of anti-authorities protests by Kashmiri civilians, and urged India and Pakistan to settle Kashmir and different points via dialogue.
“I stand prepared to supply my good workplaces, ought to it’s requested by each side, to facilitate dialogue with a view to obtain a negotiated settlement,” he wrote in a letter he despatched in response to a letter from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif apprising the UN chief concerning the deteriorating state of affairs in Kashmir.
“I deplore the lack of life and hope that each one efforts might be made to keep away from additional violence,” the secretary-common stated in his letter, obtained by APP.
At the least 70 Kashmiri civilians have been killed and hundreds extra injured in Indian held Kashmir in clashes with safety forces after the killing of a outstanding Kashmiri separatist chief Burhan Wani, in a army operation on July eight.
In his letter of August 5, Prime Minister Sharif referred to as for efforts to finish the violation of human rights of the Kashmiri individuals and in addition to implement the many years-previous UN Safety Council resolutions offering a framework for the settlement of Kashmir dispute by means of a plebiscite.
“I appreciated the continued dedication of Pakistan to the peaceable decision of the Kashmir dispute for the sake of regional peace and safety, as you reaffirmed in your letter,” Ban stated in his letter.
“The United Nations stays satisfied that it is just by means of dialogue that the excellent points between Pakistan and India, together with on Kashmir, may be addressed.”
The secretary-basic stated that he seemed ahead to assembly the Pakistani chief once more in the course of the upcoming seventy-first session of the UN Common Meeting to “talk about issues of widespread curiosity”.
Pakistan has been actively pursuing the Kashmir situation at numerous boards on the UN, with Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi specializing in it in her assertion on the Common Meeting in a debate on human rights.
She additionally raised the difficulty throughout conferences with the UN management in addition to with the President of the Safety Council final month.
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