Pak PM urges UN to honour commitments on Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the UN to fulfil its commitments with the people of Kashmir and help them achieve the right of self-determination as he met the UN chief Antonio Guterres here.?During his meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Khan highlighted the “dire human rights and humanitarian situation” in Jammu and Kashmir following India’s August 5 decision to end the special status of the region.?“The Prime Minister underscored that the Kashmiri people continued to look to the United Nations to honour its commitments for the realisation of their right to self-determination, as enshrined in numerous UN Security Council resolutions,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.?Khan claimed that India’s belligerent rhetoric, intensified ceasefire violations on the LoC, and other aggressive actions were imperilling peace and security in the region, the statement said.?He also highlighted the possibility of a false flag operation by India to divert global attention from its “unacceptable actions” in Kashmir, it said.?Talking about Afghanistan, Khan underscored that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and reaffirmed Pakistan’s steadfast support for peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country.?Khan also highlighted Pakistan’s generosity in hosting millions of Afghan refugees for the last four decades, the statement said.?Guterres thanked Pakistan for “full access given to United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in Kashmir,” it said.?He also commended the improved security situation in Pakistan and positive efforts towards regional peace and stability.?The UN chief also acknowledged Pakistan’s contribution in UN peacekeeping missions and extraordinary achievements in counter terrorism.?Separately, United States special envoy for Afghan reconciliation ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad also called on General Bajwa, the statement said.?“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including overall regional security situation and ongoing Afghan reconciliation process were discussed,” it said.?Khalilzad was in Pakistan to attend the conference on Afghan refugees and discuss the Afghan peace process. He also met Prime Minister Khan.

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