Pakistan seeks peace with India, calls for lasting solution to Jammu and Kashmir issue at UNGA

Pakistan again used the UN platform to raise the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, when Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday that his country was seeking peace with all its neighbours, including the India, provided there is a just and lasting solution in Kashmir. CONTESTATION.

During his speech at the United Nations General Assembly session, Prime Minister Shehbaz spoke on a myriad of issues, but he kept his focus on Jammu and Kashmir. He claimed India’s repeal of Section 370 as an “unlawful and unilateral” action on August 5, 2019.

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“Pakistan needs a stable external environment. We seek peace with all our neighbours, including India. Lasting peace and stability in South Asia, however, remains dependent on a just and lasting solution to the conflict in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

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He also mentioned the arms and ammunition capabilities of both countries and said it is high time India understood that both countries are armed to the teeth. He rejected war as an option and called for peaceful dialogue to resolve the issue.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has expressed his willingness to sit down and talk with his neighbor India. However, India has always maintained its position that Jammu and Kashmir “was, is and forever will remain” an integral part of the country.

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For a long time, India has been constantly trying to enter the list of permanent members of the UNSC. Addressing the issue of adding new members, the Pakistani prime minister said it will “cripple” the council’s decision-making and create new centers of privilege.

India-Pakistan relations sour after repeal of Section 370

Pakistan went haywire when India removed Article 370 from the Indian Constitution to remove the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

In response, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic relations with India and expelled the Indian envoy. Subsequently, there was an increase in cases of cross-border dismissals and other cross-border issues.

“It is now up to us to resolve our differences, problems or issues as peaceful neighbors through peaceful negotiation and discussion and to save our scarce resources to promote education, health and employment for millions of people,” he said, focusing on the rapid militarization of Jammu. and Kashmir.

“Isolating the Afghan caretaker government could aggravate the suffering of the Afghan people,” said Pakistani PM

Speaking on the Afghan crisis, the Prime Minister said that at this stage, isolating the Afghan caretaker government could aggravate the suffering of the Afghan people who are already destitute.

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“They must all be dealt with effectively and comprehensively with the support and cooperation of the interim Afghan authorities,” he said. Regarding the floods in Pakistan, he said that 33 million people, including women and children, are at high risk of health hazard.

The country’s urgent priority was to ensure rapid economic growth and lift millions of people out of poverty and hunger. To enable such a policy, Pakistan needs a stable external environment, said Shehbaz Sharif.

(With PTI entries)

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