Islamabad rakes up Kashmir issue at OIC meeting with UN Chief

United Nations
10 May 2017

Pakistan has raised the issue of Kashmir with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, calling for a peaceful settlement with India in a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, sources said.

Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi underscored the need to address the deteriorating situation in Kashmir during the over hour-long meeting at the world body s headquarters on Monday between OIC ambassadors with the UN Secretary-General.

Lodhi called for a "peaceful resolution" of the Kashmir issue at the meeting, saying the escalating tensions could destabilise South Asia, sources said. Lodhi said that 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.