Pakistani envoy urges UN chief to help deescalate tensions along LoC in Kashmir and Indo-Pak working boundary

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Masood Khan Friday met Secretary General Ban Ki moon to brief him on the latest situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region and the working boundary between India and Pakistan.

The meeting was a follow-up to the letter sent on Oct 12  by the Advisor on National Security and Foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, in which the the secretary-general’s attention was drawn to the escalation of Indian firing across the LoC and the working boundary between the two South Asian neighbours, and sought U.N.’a intervention.

Ambassador Masood Khan  urged the United Nations  to play its role in deescalating the situation. In this context, the Pakistani envoy underlined the need for resolving all outstanding disputes, especially Jammu and Kashmir, though peaceful means, dialogue and diplomacy.

But  for that to happen, Masood Khan said tranquility must be restored along the Line of Control and the working boundary.

Last week, the secretary-general issued a statement voicing his concern about the situation, and deplored the loss of lives and the displacement of civilians on both sides. He also encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve all differences through dialogue.’

Source: APP