Using the podium of the UN, Sharif raised Kashmir issue, terming its non-resolution as a failure of the world body, and proposed a 4-point “peace initiative” with India which includes demilitarisation of Kashmir.
US military aid to Pakistan reached a high of $ 4,504 million in FY 2010.
Referring to Kashmir, Sharif said since 1947, the dispute has remained unresolved and UN Security Council resolutions have remained unimplemented.
The word is out in Pakistan that instead of schmoozing with world leaders, making new friends and influencing people, Sharif was spending all his time in a cocoon of favourite friends and food.
Sharif walked into the conference hall for the Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping being hosted by US President Barack Obama, and waved at Modi. The Indian Prime Minister waved back and smiled.
Kerry commended Sharif’s pledge to not distinguish between terrorist groups and ‘urged additional action against the Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.’
Nawaz Sharif arrived in the United Nations on September 25 to participate in the UN Sustainable Development Summit and the General Assembly.
Prime Ministers Modi and Sharif are staying in the same hotel in the city – the iconic Waldorf Astoria.
Modi and Nawaz shouldn’t meet in the US. They need to speak to each other away from the media glare.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that sooner the issue is resolved, the better it will be for both the countries.
There has been no official announcement about any possible bilateral meeting between the two leaders.
“There will be no reconciliation with those who dare not speak up on the Kashmir issue,” Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the cabinet that any dialogue with India without Kashmir issue would be futile, the Dawn reported.
Pakistan government’s room for manoeuvre is clearly limited by the irresistible rise of the army.
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