Pak activate all diplomatic channels to resolve Kashmir issue: Maleeha Lodhi


NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday said that Pakistan was using all diplomatic channels to resolve decades-old Kashmir issue under the UN resolutions,

Talking to journalists, Lodhi said that the UN Security Council’s meeting had nullified Indian claims that Kashmir was their internal matter. She further said that India had made its all-out efforts to stop the UNSC meeting so as to put Kashmir issue under carpet but New Delhi remained unsuccessful in its nefarious designs. Lodhi said that Pakistan effectively highlighted Kashmir issue at the international forum.

Moreover, Maleeha Lodhi said Britain demanded independent investigations of human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) in the UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting held on Friday (yesterday). Dr Maleeha Lodhi told that India tried to stop the UNSC meeting in New York over Kashmir issue, and its occurrence itself is a major development which supports the fact that it is an internationally recognized dispute.

Dr Maleeha Lodhi said the members of the UNSC meeting expressed concerns regarding the deteriorating situation in Kashmir. Kuwait’s representative in the meeting mentioned the number of UNSC resolutions over the issue and stressed on their implementation, she added.

Dr Maleeha Lodhi also affirmed that the most important thing is the voice of the people of Kashmir was heard today at the UNSC meeting which was Pakistan’s first diplomatic step after India’s move of scrapping the occupied valley’s autonomy. Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue at international level, and will move forward after this step. The UNSC session negates the claim that it is India’s internal matter. Dr Maleeha Lodhi admitted that the diplomatic challenges for Pakistan have not finished yet. The Indian envoy manipulated facts while talking to media, she added.

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