Pakistan faces yet another global embarrassment, as the UN secretary-general António Guterres on Wednesday, has refused to intervene in the Kashmir issue. Speaking at a press conference at the UN Headquarters in New York, he said that advocacy has been expressed in the issue. Stating that the UN's capacity is related to good offices, he said it can be implemented when the parties accept it. Stressing the respect for Human rights, he said that dialogue between India and Pakistan was essential in this issue. He was questioned by a Pakistani journalist about what would the UN do regarding the ongoing lockdown in India's Jammu-Kashmir.
"Our capacity is related to good offices and good offices can only be implemented when the parties accept it. On the other hand, it relates to advocacy. Advocacy was expressed and will be maintained. I go on with the clear opinion that human rights must be respected in the territory. Dialogue of India and Pakistan is absolutely necessary for the resolution of the problem," he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had stated on Wednesday that he will forcefully present the Kashmir issue like never before at the UN General Assembly session next week, according to PTI. Speaking after inaugurating the Torkham Terminal at Pak-Afghan border, Khan ruled out talks with India unless New Delhi lifts curfew in Kashmir and revoke the abrogation of Article 370. He is also set to meet President Trump at the UNGA and has vowed to talk about Kashmir with him. President Trump is also set to meet PM Modi on September 22 for the mega ' Howdy, Modi!' event in Houston, prior to UNGA in New York.
Imran Khan has repeatedly meddled into the Kashmir issue since the Indian Parliament abrogated article 370. He has repeatedly fearmongered and peddled fake news on Kashmir's ground situation. He has also faced defeat on an international scale after he called for global mediation into the bilateral issue. After facing defeat at the UNHRC, UN informal meeting, European Parliament, G7 Summit, Khan is determined to bring up Kashmir at the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting. India has all the while maintained its stance that the abrogation of article 370 is an internal matter while any other disputes regarding Kashmir will be solved bilaterally.