Pakistan raises Kashmir issue at the highest level in UN
WASHINGTON: At the United Nations, Pakistan has called for resolving the decades-old Kashmir dispute to usher peace in the region.
Speaking to a high-level forum on Culture of Peace, Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said the plight and profound suffering of the Kashmiri people should shake the world conscience and urge the international community into action.
She said the situation in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir was a travesty of international law, justice and humanity.
The Pakistani envoy said Peace could not be achieved amid widespread economic and social deprivation, human rights abuses and situations of political and economic injustice.
In this regard, she cited Kashmir and Palestine as the most glaring and tragic examples of historic injustices where people are still denied their fundamental right to self-determination.
Both these issues remained an unfinished agenda of the United Nations.