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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has urged the United Nations to materialize its promise with the people of Kashmir granting them right to self-determination through a free and fair plebiscite.

He was talking to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres on the sideline meetings of World Economic Forum in Davos.

The Prime Minister said we are looking forward to the leadership and good offices of the new Secretary General to implement the relevant UN resolutions resolving the long-standing Kashmir issue.

He said India is fueling instability in an already tense region by adopting a no-talks policy and muzzling the voice of the people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination.

Nawaz Sharif said on its part, Pakistan is committed to lasting peace and security in our region through building a peaceful neighbourhood.

He said we cannot achieve the goal of economic progress and prosperity in South Asia without resolving our problems and cooperating with each other.

The Prime Minister also apprised the UN Secretary General about the issue of Indus Water Treaty.

He also invited Antonio Guterres to visit Pakistan.

The UN Secretary General assured the Prime Minister that he would play a very constructive role for peace and progress in the region. Antonio Guterres said that he is fully cognizant of the sensitivity of the issues between India and Pakistan which has security consequences for South Asia.

Antonio Guterres praised Pakistan's contribution for the United Nations and peacekeeping operations as well as hosting millions of Afghan refugees.


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