Pakistan calls for strengthening UNMOGIP

Pakistan calls for strengthening UNMOGIP

New York (Web Desk): Pakistan has called for strengthening the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).


Speaking at the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) debate on peacekeeping operations, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi said the efficacy of UNMOGIP has become more significant due to multiple ceasefire violations by the Indian armed forces along the Line of Control (LoC).

On Tuesday, Dr Maleeha Lodhi said she apprised the UN Secretary-General regarding worsening situation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK).

In a post on Twitter, Dr Maleeha Lodhi said she met the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and told him that the grave political and humanitarian crisis, which unfolded after India's illegal annexation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir last month, poses a threat to international peace and security.

Lodhi said that political and human rights crisis is raging in IOK with a round the clock curfew and lockdown having entered the 36th day.