NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi presented a letter from Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to the UN Security Council (UNSC) asking for an urgent meeting on the grim situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).
Maleeha Lodhi presented the letter to UNSC President and Polish Ambassador Joanna Wronecka. The council president will hold consultations with the Council members and fix a date for the meeting.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi began meeting the council members again to update them on the situation in occupied Kashmir.
In another development, Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, who is also in New York, said he hopes India and Pakistan can work out a mutually beneficially solution after New Delhi revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir.
Czaputowicz was in New York to address a Security Council briefing Tuesday on International humanitarian law – Seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions: upholding humanity in modern conflict.
Later, Czaputowicz addressed reporters at the UNSC stakeout where he was asked that Pakistan has demanded for the Security Council to be briefed on the situation in occupied Kashmir following India’s decision to scrap its special status and whether Poland supports such a request as the Council President.
Czaputowicz said he has had a phone conversation with India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the last few days.
“We expressed concerns over current tensions between India and Pakistan resulting from the proposed changed status of Jammu and Kashmir. Poland believes that the dispute can only be resolved by peaceful means and here we fully support the reaction of the European Union and statement issued by Federica Mogherini.
"We are in favour of dialogue between Pakistan and India to sort out the differences."
Lodhi had earlier this month met Wronecka over the Kashmir issue. The Polish ambassador however declined to comment on the issue.
“No comments,” she said at the Security Council
stakeout at the UN headquarters last week, walking away as she was asked about Qureshi’s letter to the Security Council.