Pak envoy Sherry Rehman urges US to help resolve Kashmir dispute

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 08:01 hrs

Islamabad: Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, has urged the United States to help resolve the 65-year-old Kashmir dispute saying that recent developments on the Line of Control (LoC) have set the region back.

The Dawn quoted Rehman, as saying that because of its strategic proximity to both Pakistan and India, the US is uniquely poised to play a role in the resolution of the dispute which can become a nuclear flashpoint.

She noted that the current geo-political situation also required the US to help resolve this dispute.

Rehman said the Kashmir dispute has tied down the resources of the two biggest countries in South Asia, placing a drag on their political and economic discourse.

Earlier, the Kashmiri community in Washington observed Kashmir Day and condemned the execution of Parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru, at New Delhi's Tihar jail on February 9.

They noted that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1948, recognised each person's right to life.

It categorically states that: "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." (ANI)

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