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Sartaj Aziz seeks UN support to resolve Kashmir Issue

Following the current security situation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and the Working Boundary between Pakistan and India, Sartaj Aziz wrote a letter to UN Secretary General urging the world body and the international community to resolve Kashmir Issue.

In his letter, the advisor to PM pointed out that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is one of the longest outstanding issues on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

He said the UNSC in its resolutions had promised holding of a plebiscite in occupied Kashmir, under the auspices of the United Nations, granting right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir and these resolutions are still valid though unimplemented to date.

Sartaj Aziz stated that for decades, Pakistan has been reminding the United Nations and the international community to fulfill that promise, in the interest of durable peace and security in the region.

Highlighting Indian aggression at LoC, he said that persistent shelling and firing by Indian forces has resulted in heavy civilian casualties on the Pakistan side.

Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs expressed hope that UN will play take measures to reduce Indian provocation.

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