Pakistan urges UNSC to address Kashmir, Palestine disputes for world peace
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UN: Pakistan has again called for a just and lasting resolution of the Kashmir issue, which along with the Palestine issue needs to be addressed by the UN Security Council (UNSC), to promote international peace and security.
Speaking in the 15-member Council’s debate on the situation in the Middle East, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, pointed out that these disputes had remained on the agenda of the UN almost since its inception but the people of Kashmir and Palestine continue to endure prolonged repression and denial of their legitimate right to self-determination.
Lamenting the lack of progress on the Palestinian issue, the Pakistani envoy emphasized that this had not only frustrated the hopes and aspirations of generations of Palestinians but also resulted in endless hostility and turmoil in the region.
”It is indeed regrettable that the international community and the UN have been unable to realize just and lasting solutions to these problems,” she added.
Lodhi said that the systematic erosion of established norms of international law and the fundamental principles of the UN Charter had seriously undermined the Council’s ability to resolve these disputes and had worsened an already fragile environment in the Middle East.