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UN secretary-general exposes Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

NEW YORK: On the floor of world's body, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres brought to light the brutalities of Modi-led Indian government in occupied Kashmir. Guterres voiced grave concerns over the escalated worsening situation in India held Kashmir (IHK) and urged the Indian government to proceed to negotiation table for the resolution of decades old conflict. UN Secretary-General made these remarks ahead of his visit to New Dehli. As per Indian media, Guterres is due to reach India today (Monday)…

Pakistan urges UN chief to play role in resolving Kashmir dispute

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to play his role in resolving the long-standing Kashmir dispute in line with the aspirations of Kashmiris and the UN resolutions. The foreign minister met the world body chief on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. He expressed grave concern over the sufferings of the Kashmiri people at the hands of Indian forces in held Kashmir. Qureshi discussed with the UN Secretary General the first-ever report on…

One option to protect Palestinians is a new force, says UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a new report that options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying civilian observers or beefing up the UN presence on the ground. The UN chief stressed in the report circulated on Friday evening that every option would require the cooperation of Israelis and Palestinians, “a sustained cessation of hostilities and additional resources.” But the prospect of getting Israel’s…

UN chief hails Pakistan elections

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated Pakistan on Wednesday’s general elections which saw Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerge as the dominant force on the country’s political landscape with majority of seats in the National Assembly. “The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Pakistan on the 25 July general election,” the Secretary-General’s Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. “By exercising their constitutional right to vote, the people of Pakistan have…