PM Abbasi urges UN chief to appoint special envoy on Kashmir


NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during his meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday raised the issue of Kashmir.

The prime minister urged the UN Secretary-General to appoint a special envoy on Kashmir

He also and handed a dossier documenting human rights violations in India-occupied Kashmir to the UN chief.

Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that it was also necessary because India had closed all the doors on any dialogue.

PM Abbasi also briefed the UN Secretary-General about ceasefire violations by Indian security forces along LoC and said there had been around 6,00 violations this year alone. Only today, four people have been martyred due to Indian firing, he stated.

PM and Guterres also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and agreed on the need for a negotiated settlement to bring lasting peace in Afghanistan. PM also called for an expansion of UNMOGIP.