Nawaz Sharif urges permanent UN members to ask India to ‘stop bloodshed in Kashmir’



Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday wrote to heads of state of permanent UN member countries (P5), urging them to call on the Indian government to immediately “cease bloodshed in India-held Kashmir and implement UNSC resolutions on Kashmir.”
While highlighting the “human rights violations” in Kashmir, Sharif said that Kashmir dispute was a constant source of tension and instability in the region and a threat to international peace and security, Dawn News reported.

“The premier urged the P5 countries to ask India to honour its human rights obligations and commitment to the Kashmiri people, and highlighted Pakistan’s commitment to peacefully resolve the dispute in accordance with UNSC resolutions,” said the report.

Sharif, who is in New York to attend the 71st UN General Assembly, called on the P5 to fulfil their responsibility with regard to the Kashmir dispute – one of the oldest internationally recognised unresolved disputes on the UNSC agenda.
Kashmir is on top of Sharif’s speech which he is scheduled to deliver in the General Assembly.
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