Under fire Pak seeks US help to resolve disputes with India

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New York [USA], Sept. 20 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is presently in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), has urged the United States to help resolve disputes between Islamabad and New Delhi. During his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry here yesterday, Sharif highlighted the Kashmir issue and criticized India's attempt to implicate it in connection with Sunday's militant attack in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which 18 Indian soldiers lost their lives, reports the Dawn. Sharif said, "Pakistan has always fought terrorism as a moral obligation. I have always reached out to neighboring countries for regional peace, stability and prosperity." "I still remember (former) president (Bill) Clinton's promise that the US will play its role to help out in resolving bilateral disputes and issues between Pakistan and India." he added. "I expect the US administration and Secretary Kerry to use his good offices to help resolve issues between Pakistan and India," said a statement released by his office. Sharif's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry were also present in the meeting. Sharif also emphasised that strong relations between Pakistan and the United States remained a mutual desire and said this partnership was critical to ensuring regional peace and stability. (ANI)