Kashmir dispute to remain on agenda of UNSC: FO

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday said that the Kashmir dispute will remain on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) until Kashmiris are granted their inherent right to self-determination through a free impartial plebiscite.

In a series of tweets, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that the resolution over Kashmir is one of the oldest items on the UNSC’s agenda.

“The question remains on the agenda since India has never implemented UNSC resolutions on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute,” Zahid Hafeez added.

He further said, “India-Pakistan question’ will remain on the agenda of UNSC until Kashmiris are granted their inherent right to self-determination through a free & impartial plebiscite under UN auspices as guaranteed to them by the relevant #UNSC Resolutions.”

He said that India continues to deny Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination enshrined in UNSC resolutions.

The statement comes a few days after India called for permanently removing the Kashmir issue from the UNSC’s agenda, stating that it was an “outdated agenda”.

However, despite India’s repeated tactics to stop Pakistan from taking up the matter of Kashmir in the UN, Islamabad, with the help of its strong-ally China, has taken it up three times since August 5, 2019 — when India revoked the valley’s special status.

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