UNITED NATIONS: Underscoring the necessity for reconciliation within the Center East, Pakistan instructed the United Nations Safety Council Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan has been holding consultations with the management of Saudi Arabia and Iran to forge unity throughout the ranks of the Islamic Ummah.
“Pakistan will proceed to play its position for peace and stability within the area,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, the outgoing Pakistani everlasting consultant to the UN, stated whereas collaborating in a debate on the scenario within the Center East.
Earlier this month, the prime minister made flying visits to Tehran and Riyadh the place he had talks with prime leaders of Iran and Saudi Arabia in a bid to ease the present tensions between the 2 international locations.
“At this precarious second in historical past, reconciliation throughout the area is crucial to keep away from additional instability, the Pakistani envoy stated, including that it was important for a peaceable and affluent the Center East.
On this regard, she emphasised that any framework for regional peace should be constructed on the muse of mutual respect.
Calling upon all events to desert the pursuit of slim nationwide pursuits, the Pakistani envoy stated any worldwide involvement should be primarily based on an unequivocal dedication to multilateral options and political processes.
Certainly, unilateral measures solely trigger struggling to civilians, and nowhere is that extra evident than within the occupied Palestinian Territory, she stated.
“The continued army occupation, increasing settlement exercise within the occupied territory, together with East Jerusalem, and the looming risk of the annexation of the West Financial institution haven’t solely undermined the objective of a two-State answer however have additionally imperiled peace and safety within the Center East and past,” the Pakistani envoy stated.
“On our half, Pakistan’s solidarity with the folks of Palestine is agency and unwavering.”
Mentioning that Jammu and Kashmir marked its seventy-second anniversary of unlawful occupation on 27 October, Ambassador Lodhi stated the Palestinians will quickly mark the identical anniversary of their very own unlawful partition, however underlined that each one makes an attempt at subjugation in the end fail.
“A lot because the persevering with tragedy of the Palestinians and the Kashmiris nonetheless awaits redressal, they’re nonetheless, reassured of their conviction that whereas darkish and forbidding, the evening of occupation will yield someday to the sunshine of freedom and dignity for them and different peoples residing underneath overseas occupation,” the Pakistani envoy declared.
On the outset, Ambassador Lodhi spoke of a rising tide of advanced and interconnected challenges pushing the Center East in the direction of a vortex of violence and instability.