AT the United Nations, Pakistan has called upon the World Body to play its role in a peaceful settlement of the llong-pending Kashmir dispute in line with its resolutions and Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Munir Akram, speaking at the UN General Assembly said Pakistan wants peaceful relations with all its neighbours including India. However, he said resolution of the Kashmir dispute is essential for ensuring durable peace in South Asia.
Ambassador Akram termed India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir as the worst manifestation of modern-day colonialism. He said for the last over seven decades, India had avoided the implementation of the UN resolutions and resorted to force and fraud to continue its illegal hold on Jammu and Kashmir.
He said since 1989, the Indian state terrorism had resulted in the killing of over 100,000 innocent Kashmiris.—KMS