Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday raised the Kashmir issue at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Addressing the session, Sharif said, “We want peace with all our neighbours, including India. Permanent peace and stability in South Asia, however, depends on an equitable and permanent settlement of the J&K dispute…”
Sharif said at the heart of the long-standing dispute is the violation of the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people. He again raised the issue of abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A by the Narendra Modi government on 5 August 2019.
The Pakistani Prime Minister further said, “India must take credible steps to create an enabling environment for constructive engagement. We are neighbors and we are forever, the choice is ours whether to live in peace or fight with each other.” ” 77th session of UNGA on Friday.
Shahbaz Sharif said that there were three wars between India and Pakistan since 1947 and as a result, only misery, poverty and unemployment increased on both sides.
“Now it is up to us to resolve our differences, our problems and our issues through peaceful dialogue and discussion,” he said.
Shahbaz Sharif, who became the Prime Minister of Pakistan in April this year, has raised the issue of Kashmir several times and has also appealed for peaceful relations with India.
His remarks at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly came two days after India targeted Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto for his remarks on Kashmir.
In the United Nations, Bilawal Bhutto also claimed that India was turning into a Hindu supremacist state.
Condemning the Pakistani foreign minister’s remarks on Kashmir, India’s UN Economic and Social Joint Secretary Srinivas Gotru said on Wednesday that the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were “always an integral and inseparable part of India, no matter what. Are. What do the representatives of Pakistan believe or want?”
Gotru said, “We call on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism so that our citizens can exercise their right to life and liberty. We hope that they will refrain from attempts to abuse and politicize such meetings.” “