Raising the issue of a plebiscite to determine the wishes of people of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on 28 September.
Sharif met Ban before his speech to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
According to the Pakistan Mission, Sharif urged the Secretary-General to play a role in defusing tensions between Pakistan and India and help end violations at the Line of Control (LoC).
Meanwhile, to diffuse tensions between the two countries, Ban emphasisied on the need for a dialogue between India and Pakistan.
Sharif is in New York to attend the 70th UN General Assembly session. His address is scheduled for September 30. He also discussed with Ban the domestic priorities of Pakistan and the fight to eliminate terrorism.
Meanwhile, a Pakistani daily said Indian PM Narendra Modi was an astute politician with ability to outsmart rivals. He is aiming for the “political and military dominance of India” and that he was “received like a star” in the US.
“While Modi is received like a star is attending events and parties, Sharif only has the UN platform to make an impact. The odds are stacked against Pakistan,” said the daily.
He is the first Indian leader to visit the US West Coast in more than 30 years. “And what is Nawaz Sharif doing?, the daily asked. We are stuck with archaic, redundant policies of following and the same deadbeat formula of successes.”
“Modi has been focused on connecting with the Indian diaspora in the US, while Nawaz Sharif was considering speaking to the US President in Urdu, to give our national ego a boost,” it said.