Pakistan's misuse of worldwide platforms useless: India's stinger at the UN

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Apparently responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that both nations should battle to eradicate poverty, Sharif said if New Delhi wants Islamabad to fight them to end poverty then the Asian neighbour should realise that "poverty can not be ended by driving tanks on farmlands".

When asked again why the United Nations did not "say anything" to Swaraj's remarks that Pakistan should stop dreaming about Kashmir, Haq said, "We don't comment on every speech made in the General Assembly, but we have been commenting on the situation on Kashmir, and like I said, we issued a statement on that just last Friday".

Despite India saying the issue of cross-border terrorism and the need to control terrorists operating from Pakistani soil must be discussed first, and the snub on Kashmir from a large section of the worldwide community, Mr Sharif eulogised Burhan Wani at a joint session of Pakistan's parliament convened to discuss its security situation.

The NSC meeting referred to India's surgical strikes as "recent propaganda and false claims" of attacking terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir across the LoC and said India "should resolve the long-standing issue of Kashmir for enduring peace in the region, instead of such futile efforts of diverting attention of the world".

Pakistan would respond strongly to any threat to its sovereignty, Sharif said.

Pakistan army has mobilised about 100 terrorists across the LoC to push them into India to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

Asserting that Pakistan was capable of addressing any challenge effectively, he said the country wants to have peace in the region and has no aggressive designs.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the jingoistic statements made by senior ministers of the Modi cabinet "display an infantile triumphalism".

The Pakistani armed forces had rendered matchless sacrifices in the war against terrorism, he said.

She also reiterated Pakistan's demand for an independent inquiry into the alleged human rights abuses in Kashmir and welcomed the call by the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights for "unfettered and unconditional access to enable impartial monitoring of the human rights situation there". "This continues to this day", she said.

"These statements seem to be meant to provoke Pakistan to retaliatory action which can then be used to escalate the military situation", it said.

He said the bodies many have been buried in villages. "Killing innocent people can't stop this movement now", he said. "No amount of misuse of global platforms by Pakistan+ will change that reality".

"Yet, on the issue of terrorism the United Nations is yet to come up with a coherent policy let alone take the lead on one of the biggest threats to global peace and security", he said.

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