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Firdous Ashiq Awan welcomes UN chief’s statement on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Firdous Ashiq Awan has welcomed UN Secretary General’s statement on Kashmir, ARY News reported on Friday. Awan in her tweet said, “I welcome statement given by UN Secretary-General on Kashmir dispute. This is a diplomatic victory of Pakistan.” I welcome statement given by UN Secretary General on Kashmir dispute. It accepts Pakistan's long standing position that Kashmir is a disputed territory and this dispute can only be solved according to UN resolutions.This is a…

‘Key issues unresolved’, UN chief warns climate talks

KATOWICE: "Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday after an unscheduled stop at the troubled negotiations in Poland. The fight against climate change is a "matter of life and death today," he told ministers and delegates at the 195-nation UN forum tasked with beating back the threat of global warming, barely 48 hours before the meet in the coal town of Katowice was set to adjourn. The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into…

UN chief asked to set up inquiry commission on HR abuses in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of occupied Kashmir, in a letter to the UN secretary general, has urged Antonio Guterres to constitute a commission of inquiry to conduct comprehensive and independent international investigation into human rights violations by Indian troops in the territory. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar asked the UN secretary general to impress upon New Delhi to stop the gross human rights violation…

UN chief sounds nuclear warning to mark Nagasaki bombing

TOKYO: Millions still live in fear of nuclear war with many countries ramping up their atomic arsenals, the head of the United Nations warned Thursday, marking the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing. Antonio Guterres, the first sitting UN secretary general to attend ceremonies honouring those who died in the bombing, said that even 73 years later, there was still a "shadow cast by the dread of unthinkable carnage." Nuclear-armed states are spending "vast sums" to modernise their arsenals and "disarmament processes…

Ceasefire violations by India can lead to dangerous escalation, PM tells UN chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the “deliberate and unprovoked” ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary could escalate dangerously, if not put to an end. He was talking to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres who called on him on the sidelines of BOAO Forum for Asia. The prime minister said the violations by India were moving towards a dangerous escalation resulting in martyrdom of innocent civilians, a press release issued here from the…