Bilawal Bhutto agreed that Pakistan had failed to get attention to Kashmir in UN

Publish Date: 11 Mar, 2023 |

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan's foreign minister, acknowledged that Delhi was able to thwart Islamabad's efforts to put Kashmir at the top of the UN agenda through diplomatic means. He stated at a news conference held here on Friday that it is particularly challenging for the United States to put Kashmir at the top of the national agenda. Bhutto said that Turkey was the only other nation among the 193 members to bring up Kashmir during the high-level General Assembly conference last year, but even then, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan merely said that it was terrible without criticising India.

Strong opposition is expressed by neighbouring nations

Regardless of whether there is another topic or agenda on the table, Pakistan brings up the Jammu and Kashmir problem at every UN session. Pakistan, an Islamic nation, has struggled to win UN backing for Jammu and Kashmir since the organisation has long viewed the conflict as a matter between India and Pakistan.

In the news conference, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari added that whenever the Kashmir issue is brought up, our neighbours strongly disagree. They present a post-fact narrative and vocally object to this issue. Always attempting to follow suit. India claims that this is not a dispute that falls under the purview of the UN.

After the Pulwama attack, relations with Pakistan are tense

In retaliation for the terror incident in Pulwama in February 2019, India launched airstrikes on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training facility in Balakot, Pakistan. After the incident, ties between India and Pakistan have been significantly strained. As India divided the former state of Jammu and Kashmir into union territories and revoked its special powers in August 2019, relations between the two countries have gotten worse.


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