Pakistan raises Kashmir issue with UN chief at OIC meeting

Srinagar: Calling for a peaceful settlement with India, Pakistan in a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday, raised the Kashmir issue with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, news agency PTI reported.

Pakistan’s envoy to UN, Madeeha Lodhi, pointed out the need to address the situation in Kashmir in the said meeting which went on for hours between OIC ambassadors and the UN Secretary General at the UN headquarters.

According to PTI, Lodhi called for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing situation in Kashmir.

“The escalating tensions could destabilise South Asia and to avert another crisis in the subcontinent, the longstanding issue of Kashmir on the UN agenda and one that figures in every OIC Communique, must be addressed,” the report quoted her as saying.

Besides, issues including Palestine, Islamophobia and the situation being faced by Rohingya Muslims were also discussed in the meeting, the report added.

Earlier, reports suggested that Guterres is continuously following the Kashmir situation amid escalating tensions between two nuclear neighbours.

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