New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the 71st Session of United Nations General Assembly.

Speculations are rife that Sharif will be raising the Kashmir issue during his address to the UNGA.

Sharif had earlier met the All Parties Hurriyat Conference from the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) assuring them that he would rake up the ‘K’ issue at the General Assembly Session.

Here are LIVE updates from Sharif’s speech in New York:  

  • In many countries the ghost of intolerance has revived xenophobia and Islamophobia.
  • My country has been the principal victim of terrorism including that supported, sponsored, financed from abroad.
  • We will not allow foreign forces to destabilize the development of Pakistan.
  • Pakistan wants peace with India, we have gone the extra mile to achieve this.
  • We will not allow externally sponsored terrorism and threats of destabilisation to cause turbulence in Pakistan. 
  • Peace between India and Pakistan cannot be finally achieved without resolution to the Kashmir dispute. 
  • We have gone the extra mile to achieve this, repeatedly offering a dialogue to address all outstanding issues.
  • I demand an independent inquiry into the extrajudicial killings in Kashmir,demand an end to the curfew. 
  • India posed unacceptable pre conditions to engage in dialogue. Talks are no favour to Pakistan,they are in interest of both countries. 
  • Peace between India and Pakistan cannot be finally achieved without resolution to the Kashmir dispute.
  • This is an objective evaluation not a partisan position. Our predictions have now been confirmed by events.
  • Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian forces has emerged as a symbol of latest Kashmiri ‘Intifada.

As expected, Pak PM devoted majority of time of his speech to the Kashmir issue. He also termed slain terrorist Burhan Wani a symbol of Kashmiri ‘Intifada’, while at the same time expressing his wish to have a peaceful relationship with India. 



First Published | 21 September 2016 10:57 PM
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