UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, as per his chief spokesperson, has said that he is concerned about any potential escalation between India and Pakistan over Kashmir situation.
Earlier, Pakistan raked up the Jammu and Kashmir issue meet and said that the erstwhile state has been converted into the "largest prison" with people being denied access to basic amenities.
Qureshi began his speech by raking up the Kashmir issue Qureshi and demanded a joint investigation by the United Nations.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while levelling allegations against India, said Kashmir had been converted into the "largest prison" with people being denied access to basic amenities.
While Pakistan has pulled all stops to make Kashmir an international issue by raising it at several fora, India has been consistent with its position that J&K has always been its internal matter and will be dealt with accordingly.
Pakistan has formally suspended its bilateral trade with India with immediate effect and until further orders over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir
Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.
Addressing a weekly media briefing here, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan has always supported bilateral talks with India, but the Indian leadership was not ready for it.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's statement came after Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry took to the twitter on Tuesday, and announced that the government was considering complete closure of airspace
Speaking to reporters in the capital, Pakistan's Foriegn Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said under the Simla agreement, both Pakistan and India were bound to bilaterally resolve the Kashmir dispute.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's comments came after Pakistan's Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Sunday cancelled his official trip to the UAE, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the 'Order of Zayed,' UAE's highest civilian award.
Tension between India and Pakistan has escalated after New Delhi revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories on August 5.
Pakistan also said that it will raise the Kashmir issue in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's foreign ministers' meeting.
Earlier, Pakistan Foriegn Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed his French counterpart about the 'illegal and unilateral' actions of India to alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir 'in contravention of the international law and UNSC resolutions'.
India, meanwhile, has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter
Rajnath Singh said though India remained firmly committed to its "no first use" nuclear policy, what happens in future would depend on circumstances.
Pakistan Foreign Minister in his letter further said India’s move to repeal article 370 posed a threat to international peace and security.
Qureshi's comment came a day after Russia became the first P-5 member to support India over the abrogation of Article 370.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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