New Pak Govt must work constructively for terror free South Asia: India's envoy to UN


United Nations, India has asked the new dispensation in Pakistan headed by former cricket icon Imran Khan to "work constructively" to build a safe, stable and developed South Asia free of terror and not to 'indulge' in polemics. "We hope that the new government of Pakistan will, rather than indulge in polemics, work constructively to build a safe, stable, secure and developed South Asian region, free of terror and violence," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said during the UNSC debate on Mediation and Settlement of Disputes. "We remind - Pakistan - the one isolated delegation that made unwarranted references to an integral part of India, that pacific settlement requires pacific intent in thinking & pacific content in action," he tweeted. He was referring to the 1907 Hague Convention on the Pacific Settlement of the International Disputes. "Regurgitating a failed approach, which has long been rejected, is neither reflective of pacific intent nor a display of pacific content," he said. Mr Akbaruddin said there are numerous actors and many forms of pacific settlement that may be better suited to address different issues. "Instead of putting the United Nations at the center of mediation efforts and exhorting States to support them, perhaps, the international community should lend encouragement to those most motivated and having the capacity to do so to settle these, as appropriate," he said. "It is important, however, not to charge the United Nations with responsibilities that it maybe ill-suited to perform," the envoy said. Pakistan’s Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi raked up the Kashmir issue during the debate.