UNITED NATIONS: Nawaz Sharif held a separate meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and requested her to convince India to stop their brutal attack and use of force in Kashmir.

“The people of Jammu and Kashmir must be allowed to choose their destiny and longstanding resolutions of the UNSC on the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people need to be implemented,” he said.

PM Nawaz expressed his views in a meeting with British PM in New York.

“If the international community does not succeed in asking India to immediately end state oppression on the innocent people of Jammu & Kashmir, India will be encouraged to increase the intensity of the continuing state atrocities,” he added.

Highlighting the rapidly deteriorating situation in Kashmir, the PM said that Pakistan support Kashmiri people in their just and legitimate struggle for self-determination and their commitment to the Kashmir cause was absolutely non-negotiable.

“We will not disappoint our Kashmiri brethren at any cost and we will keep on reminding the international community of its decades-old commitments that have not been honored till today,” he said.

The prime minister said currently, gross human rights violations and state oppression in the held Kashmir were at their peak and that it was the responsibility of the international community to push India to shun violence against unarmed Kashmiris immediately.

Theresa May appreciated Pakistan’s role in eradicating terrorism and extremism from the region and acknowledged Pakistan’s role in bringing peace in Afghanistan.

PM Nawaz added that a stable Afghanistan was also in the interest of Pakistan.

Adviser to the PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry were also present on the occasion.