ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly session on Wednesday, said Pakistan wants peace with India but maintained it is “not possible without resolving the Kashmir issue”.
“We have gone the extra mile to achieve this, repeatedly offering a dialogue to address all outstanding issues”, the Prime Minister said during his address.
“Peace between India and Pakistan cannot be finally achieved without resolution to the Kashmir dispute”, he said.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif demanded an independent inquiry into the extrajudicial killings in Kashmir and an end to the curfew. He said that Pakistan will share dossier with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Indian brutalities in Kashmir.
Nawaz Sharif said, “India posed unacceptable preconditions to engage in dialogue. Talks are no favour to Pakistan, they are in the interest of both countries”.
The Premier said that Pakistan will not allow externally sponsored terrorism and threats of destabilisation to cause turbulence in the country.
“Turmoil is intensifying, international effort to defeat Daesh is required,” says Nawaz Sharif. “Peace cannot be built when injustice prevails.”
Nawaz Sharif had also written to heads of state of permanent UN member countries (P5), urging them to call on the Indian government to immediately cease bloodshed in IHK and implement United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Kashmir.
Nawaz highlighted human rights and humanitarian law violations in IHK being perpetrated by Indian forces and termed the Kashmir dispute a constant source of tension and instability in the region and a threat to international peace and security.
The permanent representative of Pakistan at United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, while speaking at the Human Rights Council earlier this week, took India to task for sponsoring state-terrorism in IHK.