In response to a letter from Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, in which he had apprised the
UN about the grave situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir where the large-scale violations
of human rights were being committed by Indian security forces, the UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon has, inter-alia, deplored the loss of life and hoped that all efforts will be made to avoid further violence.
He has once again offered his good offices to facilitate dialogue for a negotiated settlement
of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
The Secretary General has also appreciates the continued commitment of Pakistan to the
peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute for the sake of regional peace and security as the
United Nations remains convinced that it is only through dialogue that the outstanding issues
between Pakistan and India, including on Kashmir, can be addressed.