FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi draws UN’s attention to Indian war mania
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday wrote a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, drawing his attention to the Indian war mania.
In his letter was delivered to Guterres’ office by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi, Qureshi wrote of the Indian forces’ violation of the Line of Control on the morning of February 26.
He said that Indian deliberate aggression is blatant violation of the UN Charter, international laws and all inter-state codes. “I stress the UN Security Council to force India to halt Indian aggression,” he said.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he had already drawn attention of Indian war mania and threats and sending the letter after the condition deteriorated.
He stated that he wrote his latest letter as tensions between the two South Asian neighbours are on the rise once again and that Indian warplanes ‘intruded’ from the Muzaffarabad sector Tuesday night but were forced to return owing to the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) timely response.
“Indian aircraft intrusion across LoC in Muzafarabad Sector within AJK was 3-4 miles. Under forced hasty withdrawal aircraft released payload which had free fall in open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), had said Tuesday morning on Twitter.
Qureshi pointed out that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was using war-mongering for political gains, especially in light of their upcoming general elections.
A notification from the body read that a copy of the letter was delivered to UNSC President Anatolio Ndong Mba. Further, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi circulated to the UN member states the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) condemnation of the Indian warplanes’ airspace violations along the LoC.