Pak reaches out to UN over LoC discord with India
Alarmed over the escalation of tension with India along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan on Thursday asked the United Nations (UN) to act before the situation snowballs into a “full-fledged crisis”.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi met Deputy UN Secretary General Jan Eliasson and Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary General Edmond Mulet, during which she alleged that the situation along the LoC posed a “grave threat to international peace and security”.
Lodhi, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN, in her meeting with UN officials alleged that escalating tensions on the LoC “was a deliberate attempt” by India to “divert the attention of the international community from the gross human right violations being committed” by it in Kashmir.
Alleging that the attack on an ambulance trying to evacuate the injured was a particularly “abhorrent act” that was a breach of the most fundamental legal and humanitarian laws, Lodhi urged the UN to act before the escalating tensions snowball into a full-fledged crisis.