UN should play a role in peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue: Pakistan

Zakaria said that the UN should "play its role" for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue as it is the "responsibility" of the world body to implement its resolution.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:November 30, 2016 6:30 pm
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Pakistan today asked the UN to play a role for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying it is the responsibility of the world body to implement its resolution, despite India deploying over one million troops in the Valley. Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that “despite Pakistan’s concern, the presence of over one million troops in Kashmir which is the highest concentration of troops in the world is a hurdle in implementation of the United Nations resolution”.

He said that the UN should “play its role” for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue as it is the “responsibility” of the world body to implement its resolution.

“Indian troops are killing innocent people and violating basic human rights in Kashmir since past four months,” he told Radio Pakistan’s Current Affairs Channel.

He asked India to immediately stop “bloodshed” in Kashmir, underlining that Pakistan believes in peaceful resolution of every outstanding issue with India.

Zakaria said that Pakistan would participate in Heart of Asia Conference being held in India this week because it was related to Afghanistan.

He said that peace in Afghanistan was vital for regional stability. He said Pakistan firmly believes in peace and stability in Afghanistan. The spokesperson also condemned India’s “ill intentions”to sabotage Indus Water Treaty.