Pakistan prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Wednesday, raked up the issue of Kashmir in his speech in the UN General Assembly. He urged the UN to take steps to facilitate a peaceful environment between India and Pakistan in the issue of Kashmir.
Addressing the UN General Assembly, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that the two nations must solve the disputes between them by co-operation and not by confrontation. He said that the two countries must restrain from use or threat to use of force under any circumstances.
Mr Sharif has also added that the 2003 border ceasefire agreement should be formalized to ensure peaceful relations between the two countries.The Pakistan Prime Minister in his speech, also urged the ‘primacy and urgency’ of addressing the issue of the Kashmir to maintain peace and security between India and Pakistan.
Mr Sharif said that consultations with the people of Kashmir is necessary to evolve a peaceful solution to the long standing border dispute, the Times of India reported.
The bilateral ties between the two nuclear-powered countries deteriorated, with ceasefire violations at the border. The scheduled high-commission dialogues were cancelled as Pakistan demanded the inclusion of Kashmiri issue in the agenda, to which the Indian Government opposed.