NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will be historic.
Maleeha Lodhi met Sajid Tarar, an adviser to the US president, in New York and discussed the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. They also discussed the prime minister’s upcoming speech at the UN General Assembly on 27th September.
Tarar praised Lodhi’s diplomatic efforts and said that President Donald Trump would be ready to mediate the Kashmir issue between Pakistan and India. His offer has, however, been rebuffed by India, which claimed Kashmir is an internal matter.
Tensions have been high in the region since India repealed Article 370 of its constitution on 5th August, thereby revoking the special status granted to Kashmir.
Indian occupied Kashmir has been under lockdown ever since, with a curfew imposed on people’s movement and little information going in or out.
In this regard, Pakistan has urged the international community to take notice of the situation and pressure India to lift the curfew.