Pakistan can’t remain oblivious to evolving security dynamics in neighbourhood: Maleeha
UNITED NATIONS: At the United Nations General Assembly First Committee, Pakistan’s outgoing Permanent Representative to UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan could not remain oblivious to the evolving security dynamics in the immediate neighbourhood.
“Pakistan’s conduct continues to be defined by restraint and responsibility, and avoidance of an arms race, but we cannot remain oblivious,” Maleeha Lodhi said.
She said Pakistan sought resolution of disputes through dialogue and diplomacy but peace and stability in South Asia was not possible without resolving the Kashmir dispute, without reciprocal measures for nuclear and missile restraint; and without instituting a balance between conventional forces.
At the United Nations, Pakistan has warned that India’s “hegemonic pretenses and aggressive actions” present threat to regional peace and security.
Dealing with disarmament and international security issues, Pakistan’s outgoing Permanent Representative to UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi said India’s conduct posed threat to Pakistan.
She said India’s “belligerent” military posture was demonstrated in February this year in the wake of the Pulwama incident in occupied Kashmir, it resorted to aggression against Pakistan on a completely false pretense.
Maleeha Lodhi said the recent unilateral action by India to further consolidate its illegal occupation of the internationally-recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir, in flagrant violation of multiple Security Council resolutions, has further engendered the volatility in South Asia.
A new survey report prepared by India’s civil society has made eye-opening revelations about how residents of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir are resisting India through civil disobedience.
The report revealed that not a single person was happy with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and everybody wanted freedom from India.
“Not a single person in the Kashmir Valley is happy with the Modi government’s decision to scrap Kashmir’s special status and that the Kashmiris are resisting the move through satyagraha or non-violent civil disobedience with an ultimate goal of Azadi (freedom),” said the report prepared by Indian Supreme Court’s lawyer Advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan and a Professor of sociology at the Delhi School of Economic Nandini Sundar, after their visit to occupied Kashmir from October 5 to 9.