After getting rapped by US and India on terrorism, Pakistan failed to find support on Kashmir issue from its all-weather ally China at the UN General Assembly. On Friday, China said Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan through talks. Beijing also dismissed calls by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for the implementation of the UN resolution on the dispute, according to PTI.
When asked about the contact group of the OIC calling for the implementation of the UN resolution on Kashmir, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the issue should be resolved between India and Pakistan. “China has noted the relevant report. China’s position on the Kashmir issue is clear-cut,” PTI quoted Lu as saying.
“The Kashmir issue is left over from history. China hopes India and Pakistan can increase dialogue and communication and properly handle relevant issues and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability,” he said.
On Wednesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had sought implementation of UNSC resolution on Kashmir. “I think the basic issue is Kashmir. The implementation of the Security Council resolution will be a great starting point that will help address each other’s concerns and provide peace to the region and between Pakistan and India. That’s the core issue between the two countries,” Abbasi had at an event organised by the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
On Thursday, India had exposed Pakistan’s lies on terrorism at the UNGA. Terming Pakistan as “Terroristan”, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Eenam Gambhir, said, In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced “the land of pure terror”. Pakistan is now “Terroristan”, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism. Its current state can be gauged from the fact that Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, a leader of the UN designated terrorist organization Lashkar-i-Taiba, is now sought to be legitimized as a leader of a political party.