UNITED NATIONS: The annual conferences of the United Nations started in New York on Monday with Kashmir on the agenda as an unresolved dispute.
In doing so, the world physique ignored India’s efforts to take away the 72-year outdated concern from the UN Safety Council’s agenda for this 12 months. The council’s Decision 47, which requires a peaceable decision of the Kashmir dispute, was adopted on April 21, 1948.
In his speech to the 75th UN Normal Meeting (UNGA), Prime Minister Imran Khan “will once again project the cause of the Kashmiri people and call for international action to end India’s massive human rights violations,” mentioned Munir Akram, Pakistan’s everlasting consultant to the UN.
The prime minister will even search the undoing of unlawful measures that India has imposed in Kashmir since Aug 5, 2019, when it forcibly merged the occupied territory with the union, he added.
Mr Khan will tackle the UNGA on Sept 25 and also will take part in a high-level assembly on Illicit Financing and the Summit on Biodiversity. All these are digital occasions because the Covid-19 pandemic has prevented world leaders from bodily attending the 75th UNGA.
For the reason that unlawful merger, India has been constantly attempting to get the Kashmir concern faraway from the council’s agenda, however Pakistan has efficiently thwarted its strikes.
The Safety Council’s agenda is ready in accordance with the established guidelines and procedures and may solely be modified by a consensus. A member state can’t change the agenda unilaterally.
“We hope the General Assembly will uphold the right of self-determination and that human rights bodies will demand access to investigate India’s violations,” Ambassador Akram mentioned.
In addition to Kashmir, Pakistan will even work with different Muslim international locations to get choices that denounce Islamophobia and defend Islamic spiritual websites.
Pakistan will even be a part of different growing nations to advertise their targets in finance, debt reduction, infrastructure funding and science and expertise, Ambassador Akram mentioned. Pakistan presently holds the Presidency of the UN Financial and Social Council.
“The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism,” is the theme for the 75th session of the UN.
Printed in Daybreak, September 15th, 2020