Published On: Wed, Oct 1st, 2014
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Nawaz Sharif urges UN to take steps to resolve Kashmir issue

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NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Kashmir was one of the long-standing conflicts on the agenda of the Security Council and asked the UN Secretary General to take steps for its peaceful settlement in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

This he said during his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of 69th UN General Assembly session in New York.

The Prime Minister told that his Government had sincerely embarked on negotiation process with India for peaceful resolution of all disputes. He expressed dismay over the cancellation of the foreign secretary-level talks by India which was setback to the dialogue process.

He hoped that the Indian leadership would resume the dialogue process without any delay in the interest of peace and prosperity in the region.

Nawaz Sharif apprised the secretary general of his government’s current efforts to flush out terrorists and dismantle their networks. The ongoing military operation against terrorists has disrupted their command and control system, he said. He said the government had zero tolerance for terrorism and was determined to root out terrorist forces once and for all.

The two leaders welcomed the completion of electoral process in Afghanistan and the agreement over the appointment of the new President and Chief Executive. The Prime Minister expressed his readiness to work with the new government in Afghanistan for peace and development in the region.

Welcoming the Prime Minister, the Secretary General fondly recalled his visit to Islamabad in August last year and his participation in the Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan.

The Secretary General expressed his concern over the loss of lives and devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister briefed the Secretary-General on the efforts undertaken by his Government to provide relief to the flood victims in the affected areas.

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