Oct 15, 2014
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz (above) had briefed envoys of the five permanent UNSC members asking them to urge India to respect the ceasefire pact.
NEW DELHI: Pakistan's latest efforts to internationalize the Kashmir issue by seeking UN intervention have failed to draw any response from the world body, which reiterated that New Delhi and Islamabad need to resolve all differences bilaterally through dialogue.
India also reacted strongly on Tuesday. With it continuing to internationalize the J&K issue — the latest in the form of a briefing for P5 envoys over the LoC situation — India said Pakistan needed to understand the road to peaceful ties with India runs from Islamabad to Delhi via Lahore and not through New York or any other "third party".
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz had on Monday briefed envoys of the five permanent UNSC members asking them to urge India to respect the ceasefire pact. Earlier, Aziz had also written to the secretary general Ban Ki-Moon demanding an intervention by the UN in J&K.
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.
Ban's deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, when asked to comment on the letter seeking UN intervention, said he would refer to last week's statement by Ban's spokesperson in which the UN chief encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve differences through dialogue and engage construc- tively to find a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir.
An Indian Army soldier keeps watch on the line of control in J&K's Gurez sector.
"The road to a peaceful and co-operative relationship between India and Pakistan runs from Islamabad via Lahore to New Delhi. If you divert that road to New York or elsewhere, it will not serve any purpose, because there is no place for third party in India-Pakistan relations," foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Tuesday.