UN Chief calls for avoiding steps that will escalate tensions b/w Pakistan, India

June 3, 2020

NEW YORK : The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for avoiding steps that will escalate tensions between Pakistan and India. This was stated by UN Secretary-General’s Spokesman, Stephane Dujarric in response to a question from a Pakistani official media at a virtual news briefing in New York. The spokesman said Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Secretary-General did have a conversation last week and a letter sent by him had already been circulated to the UN member states. Dujarric said Pakistani foreign minister and the secretary-general did have a conversation last week and a letter sent by him has already ben circulated to the UN member states. Foreign Minister’s May 21 letter was part of Pakistan’s consistent political and diplomatic efforts to keep the world body abreast of the current situation in the disputed region, especially New Delhi’s blatant attempt to turn the Muslim-majority in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) into a minority. He also rejected India’s allegations of so-called `launch pads’ of `infiltrators’, and reiterated Pakistan’s offer to the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to visit the alleged sites to confirm the veracity of Indian claims. The real Indian motive behind blaming Pakistan, he said, was to create a pretext for a `false flag operation’, about which Islamabad has been forewarning the international community.

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