Brief new UN chief about Kashmir: Aasiya asks Pakistan

Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) today asked Pakistan premier Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to brief the newly appointed chief of the United Nations (UN) about the Kashmir issue in its historical context.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) today asked Pakistan premier Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to brief the newly appointed chief of the United Nations (UN) about the Kashmir issue in its historical context.

"The premier should reiterate to the UN chief that the Kashmir issue is not about human rights violations but needs to be understood in its historical perspective as human rights violation by brutal forces is actually offshoot of India's forcible control. The issue of Kashmir is unresolved despite the pending UN resolutions," said Aasiya Andrabi, in a statement today.

She said, "Since Antonio Guterres, the newly appointed secretary general has shown his concern vis-à-vis Kashmir, Nawaz should take the opportunity to impress upon the SG to open up the issue and help in resolving according to the pending UN resolution. Many lives have been lost since 1947 and this bloodshed is not going to stop, besides, the peace in South Asia is a distant dream without the resolution of Kashmir dispute."

She said, "We hope the new SG will help in resolving the dispute. Nawaz Sharif should assure the SG that Pakistan is ready for plebiscite including in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) and insist SG to impress upon India to act upon UN resolutions. This is the only solution and it was promised to the people of Kashmir by the rulers of that time in India and the UN resolutions bear testimony to the fact." 

"Even though the people of PaK have never demanded the plebiscite in their part, but despite that Nawaz Sharief should assure SG that Pakistan is ready for the same. He should impress upon the UN SG to motivate India for holding the plebiscite in the dispute region," she said. 

Aasiya Andrabi reiterated that it is the responsibility of the UN to help resolve the issue. 

"It is due to careless attitude of UN that the people are dying in Kashmir and are yearning for its resolution. Nawaz Sharief should plead the case being a party to the dispute and not as an advocate.  I assure the bloodshed will stop when the Kashmir issue is resolved as per the UN resolutions," she said.

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