Pak PM to boycott UN event to protest ‘silence on Kashmir’

Pak PM to boycott UN event to protest ‘silence on Kashmir’
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Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to decline a United Nations’ invitation to attend a high-profile event to protest against “the world body’s continuing silence on atrocities by India in Kashmir”.
According to reports carried by Pak media, the UN Mission in Pakistan, scheduled to organise an event on September 21 for “promoting peace”, had requested the PM Sharif to preside over the conclave as its chief guest.
As per reports initially, the PM Office tentatively conveyed confirmation to the UN Mission in Pakistan for the event to be held at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) building in the federal capital.
“Subsequently, the PM decided not to attend the event on account of the world body’s silence on the situation in Indian Kashmir,” The Express Tribune reported.
As per reports the Pak PM Office has decided that the PM would not attend the event and the government’s side would be represented by the state minister of information, who would highlight the “glaring human rights violations and focus on various aspects of the Kashmir issue.”
“This is necessary. They (the UN) keep talking about peace. But they do nothing to overcome the plight of Kashmiris and stop state-sponsored terrorism in the Valley,” reports quoting Govt sources said.

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