ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the United Nations to address the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir.
In a meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ambassadors with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the escalating tension in the occupied valley can destabilize South Asia.
She called for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute to avert any crisis in the region.
The Pakistani envoy said Kashmir issue is a priority for the OIC to address.
She said the disturbing trend of rising Islamophobia is no longer limited just to the Western countries but was being witnessed in Asia too where Muslims were facing mob violence every day.
During the interactive meeting between the ambassadors from Islamic countries and the UN chief, a number of issues came under discussion, including Palestine, Islamophobia and the situation being faced by Rohingya Muslims.