UN has a ‘responsibility’ to resolve Kashmir issue: Pak

Islamabad, Jun 22: Pakistan said today that the UN has a “responsibility” to resolve the Kashmir issue, days after UN chief Antonio Guterres stated that he is engaged in bringing about an Indo-Pak dialogue to resolve the matter.
Foreign Office spokesp-erson Nafees Zakaria, at his weekly briefing, said Kashmir is an “internationally recognised” dispute and is outstanding on the UN Security Council agenda.
“UN has a responsibility by virtue of these UN Security Council Resolutions to resolve the issue and call upon India to immediately stop bloodshed of Kashmiris,” he said.
Zakaria lamented that the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions on the Kashmir dispute, which promise Kashmiris their right to self-determination in accordance with their wishes and aspirations, remain unimplemented.
Zakaria also stated that UN Secretary-General Guterres had offered mediation to resolve outstanding disputes between Pakistan and India soon after assumption of the office, which had been welcomed by Pakistan.
“A similar offer was made in March this year by his Office,” he said.
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