Pakistan at UN drew attention India’s “aggressive intent” towards Pakistan, urged the international body to act decisively to prevent war.
Ambassador Munir Akram urged UN to enable the Kashmiri people to exercise their UN-pledged right to self-determination for peace and stability in South Asia.
“Pakistan does not want war with India,” told Pakistan at UN.
Ambassador Munir Akram talking at the UN Security Council which held a debate on upholding the U.N. Charter.
Pakistani envoy warned that if attacked, Pakistan will respond “resolutely and effectively”, as demonstrated in February last year.
Signed in June 1945, the UN Charter promised to save future generations from the devastation of war.
He added, was international cooperation to address global challenges, like poverty and climate change.
“The United Nations often deliberately marginalized,” he told the 15-member council.
Pakistan, he said, seeks to build a new structure of sustainable peace with its neighbors.
Ambassador Akram hoped that US-Taliban talks, would soon result in an agreement enabling the withdrawal of foreign forces, a cessation of violence, an intra-Afghan dialogue and the elimination of terrorism from Afghanistan.
The Pakistani envoy cited Prime Minister’s efforts to reduce tensions in the Gulf region.
“We will not become party to any regional conflict,” he said,
“We will always be a partner for peace.”
“Recent events have amplified the multiple and complex threats to peace and security in the Middle East”
Pakistan warns of military adventure
Ambassador Akram warned that India could initiate another “military adventure” against Pakistan.
India, he said, issued new political maps, laying claim not only to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, but Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
“The signals from India of aggressive intent towards Pakistan unmistakable,” the Pakistani envoy said/
India, he said, committed over 3000 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region in 2019.
Moreover It had cut the fencing in 5 places and deployed Spike anti-tank and Brahmos cruise missiles along the LoC.
UN Secretary General
Opening the debate, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, noted that 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Organization,
However He said the New Year begun with fresh turmoil and long-standing suffering, with geopolitical tensions.
He said, member states struggling or failing to find common ground,
While the climate crisis is growing in fury.
Furthermore At this time of global divisions and turmoil, the Charter of the United Nations remains a shared framework of international cooperation for the common good.
Guterres, therefore, encouraged member states to “come home” to UN Charter, the defining document of the international community.