UK must convince India to stop violence in held Kashmir: PM

NEW YORK CITY: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday requested British Prime Minister Theresa May to play her role in convincing India to stop the brutal use of force in Indian-held Kashmir.

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“The people of Jammu and Kashmir must be allowed to chose their destiny and longstanding resolutions of the UNSC on the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people need to be implemented,” he said.

The prime minister expressed his concerns while meeting the British Prime Minister in New York.

“If the international community does not succeed in asking India to immediately end state oppression on the innocent people of Jammu & Kashmir, India will be encouraged to increase the intensity of the continuing state atrocities,” he added.

Mentioning the worsening developments in the held Kashmir, the premier said Pakistan’s support for Kashmiri people in their struggle for self-determination and their commitment to the Kashmir cause were non-negotiable.

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“We will not disappoint our Kashmiri brethren at any cost; we will keep on reminding the international community of its decades-old commitments that have not been honoured till today,” he maintained.

The prime minister said currently, gross human rights violations and state oppression in the held Kashmir were at their peak and that it was the responsibility of the international community to push India to shun violence against unarmed Kashmiris immediately.

Theresa May appreciated Pakistan’s role in eradicating terrorism and extremism from the region and acknowledged Pakistan’s role in bringing peace in Afghanistan.

PM Nawaz added that a stable Afghanistan was also in the interest of Pakistan.

During the meeting of the two, issues of bilateral significance also came under discussion. Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs, Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry were also present in the meet.

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UK must convince India to stop violence in held Kashmir: PM

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