New York: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said that tension on the Line of Control with India is a threat to peace in the region.
The Ambassador Lodhi made these remarks during a meeting with UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak and urged the world body to strengthen the role of UNMOGIP stationed at the LOC.
She said that India violated the ceasefire agreement three times more this year as compared to 2016. 37 innocent civilians got martyred and 159 injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LOC during the last 10 months.
She reiterated that Pakistan has the ability to respond to any misadventure on the part of India but is showing restraint time and again. Maleeha urged the world body to play its role in bringing the situation to normal.
She urged President Lajcak to advise India to exercise restraint, help calm the situation along the Line of Control, and address the grave human rights situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Escalation on the LoC was a deliberate Indian attempt to divert attention of the international community from the situation in occupied Kashmir and the massive human rights abuses being perpetrated by Indian forces, Ambassador Lodhi said.
The General Assembly president said he believed in the power of dialogue, as it was the only way out of the problems.