Soon after, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed United Nations Security Council’s session on Indian Occupied Kashmir, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to United Nations Munir Akram on Friday (Jan 17) said that the recent would increase pressure on India to step back from making aggressive moves in the region.
“The UNSC session on Kashmir has conveyed to India that it needs to tone down aggressive rhetoric and take steps toward de-escalating the military tensions in the region,” Akram said while speaking to local news channel. “A message has been conveyed to India that it should take back the aggressive moves it has made in the region. The UN can take up the Kashmir issue anytime it wants now,” the Pakistani envoy said.
The ambassador further said that “50-year old UN resolutions on Kashmir had become functional yet again, rubbishing Indian arguments that Kashmir is an internal matter”.
Earlier, The United Nations Security Council, which met behind-closed-doors in New York discussed the grave situation in Indian occupied Kashmir for the second time in five months. China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun told reporters at UN Headquarters that we had a meeting on Jammu and Kashmir. He said the 15-member Council heard a briefing from the UN Secretariat on the situation.
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17 November, 2019