FM Bilawal Bhutto admits Pakistan is unable to get Kashmir into ‘centre’ of UN agenda2 min read
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto confessed that his nation has failed to urge the UN to pay consideration to the Kashmir situation as a result of India’s large affect and diplomacy.
He acknowledged that Islamabad has an ‘uphill task’ to put the Kashmir situation at the centre of the UN’s agenda, as a result of sturdy objections from India. In his subsequent reference to the latter, he fumbled, addressing India first as ‘our friend’ earlier than calling it a ‘neighbouring country.’
He was addressing a press convention on the United Nations. “You’re also right to note that we face a particularly uphill task to try and get Kashmir into the centre of the agenda at the United Nations,” he opined whereas responding to a question that in contrast the Palestinian and Kashmir’s present conditions.
“And whenever the issue of Kashmir is brought up, our friends within, with our friend, neighbouring countries, strongly object, vociferously object and they perpetuate a post-fact narrative where they try to claim that this is not a dispute for the United Nations, that this is not a disputed territory recognized for the international community,” the overseas minister asserted. He added, that they (India) insist that their usurpation of Kashmir ought to be endorsed.
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief continued, “while we do find it difficult to get the truth across, we are persistent in our efforts.” He claimed, that he all the time makes an effort to carry up each the predicament of the folks of Kashmir and Palestine at any time when attainable, whether or not or not it’s within the UN Security Council or at different boards.
“I think your parallel is very justified. There are many similarities between the plight of the people of Kashmir and the plight of the people of Palestine. I think it’s fair to say that both issues remain unaddressed by the United Nations and we’d like to see an extra focus not only on Palestine but also on Kashmir,” he alleged.
Zardari was talking to the media on the outcomes of the Women in Islam Conference and Commemoration of the First Islamophobia Day.
India not too long ago rebuked the FM for citing the Kashmir situation on the UNSC debate on ‘Women, Peace and Security.’ Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, referred to his remarks as ‘malicious and misleading propaganda’ that ‘is undeserving of even receiving a response.’