UN rejects Pakistan’s request for mediation on Kashmir, says-no change in our stand
Geneva: Pakistan has suffered a setback once again on the issue of Kashmir from the United Nations. On the arbitration issue in Kashmir, the United Nations made it clear that Pakistan’s appeal could not be accepted. A statement issued by the UN Secretary General’s spokesman clearly states that both countries will have to resolve the issue through mutual negotiations. The UN has now given a sharp reply to Pakistan, which has sought mediation from the United Nations and the United States on the Kashmir issue. UN Secretary General Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “Our position on arbitration remains the same, there has been no change.” The Secretary-General has contacted the government of both countries. It was discussed in the G-7 meeting with the Prime Minister of India and it was discussed with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan. Like many other countries, the UN has also called the Kashmir issue as bilateral.