Pakistan has once again raised the issue of Kashmir in the United Nations. Speaking here late on Friday night (Indian time), Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif appealed for peace and said that we want peace with all our neighbors including India. However, lasting peace and stability in South Asia is dependent on a just and permanent settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif said that India should take credible steps to create a conducive environment for constructive engagement. We are neighbors and will be forever. The choice is ours whether we should live in peace or fight with each other.
He said that we have had 3 wars since 1947 and as a result only misery, poverty and unemployment have increased on both sides. It is now up to us to resolve our differences, our problems and our issues through peaceful dialogue and discussion. I think the time has come for India to understand the message that both the countries are connected to each other. War is not an option, issues can be resolved only through peaceful dialogue, so that the world can become more peaceful in the times to come.
Flood in Pakistan also mentioned
Shahbaz Sharif also explained in detail the situation in Pakistan amidst the devastating floods in the country. He said, “More than 1500 of my people, including more than 400 children, have left this world in this flood. They are in far greater danger from disease and malnutrition. Millions of people are looking for dry land to make tents from floods “