Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi writes letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
*ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he had yesterday written a letter to UN Secretary General**Antonio Guterres, expressing concern over increasing Indian ceasefire violations.*
Talking to 92 News on Saturday, he said that India had started the use of cluster bomb on the civilian population, which is blatant violation of the international laws.
He said that the world should take notice of Indian provocation. “This is against peace in the region. Pakistan is a responsible state and wants peace,” he said.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the United States and world powers to persuade India to start mediation talks on the Kashmir dispute.
“Contrary to the past, the United States and India presently have very good relationship and if Washington wants, it can use its influence over New Delhi for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.”
The minister said that resolution of the Kashmir issue is must for peace and stability in the region. “Kashmir issue has become a flashpoint due to the Indian attitude.”
To a question about the Afghan peace process, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan had convinced the United States to start negotiation with the Afghan Taliban as the Afghan issue has no military solution.
About Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with Afghan Taliban, the foreign minister said that a time frame about it could not be given at the moment, but the meeting would be held soon. He said efforts are being made to persuade the Afghan Taliban to join the Afghan peace talks.