United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as expected raked up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly and slammed the killing of slain Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani by describing him as “young leader”.
Raking up Kashmir at the UN, Sharif expressed readiness for a “serious and sustained dialogue” with India for peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes, especially Jammu and Kashmir.
Sharif in his 20-minute speech at the UN General Assembly session to Kashmir and the current situation in the valley and said Pakistan “fully support the demand of the Kashmir people for self-determination.”
The Pakistan PM made number of allegations with regard to the current unrest in the valley and insisted that peace and normalisation between Pakistan and India cannot be achieved without a resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
Sharif said the “Indian brutalities are well documented” and that “Pakistan will share with the Secretary General a dossier containing detailed information and evidence of the gross and systematic violations of human rights committed” in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sharif, who spoke amid heightening tensions between India and Pakistan, insisted that his country wants peace with the neighbour as “confrontation should not be our destiny in South Asia.”
He further added, Pakistan is “ready for talks to agree on a bilateral nuclear test ban treaty.”