India's 'massive Military Buildup' Can Erode Mutual Deterrence With Pakistan: PM
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Sat 25th September 2021 | 04:00 AM
UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Sep, 2021 ) , Sep 24 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday drew the attention of the global community towards India's massive military buildup with nuclear weapons, saying the situation could "erode mutual deterrence" with Pakistan.
"India's military build-up, development of advanced nuclear weapons and acquisition of destabilizing conventional capabilities can erode mutual deterrence between the two countries," the prime minister said, in his address at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
He said Pakistan desired peace with India as with all its neighbours, however, stressed that sustainable peace in South Asia was "contingent upon resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute" in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
He said the abduction of 13,000 young Kashmiris, extra-judicial killing of hundreds of innocent Kashmiris in fake "encounters" and collective punishments by destroying entire neighbourhoods and villages was a norm.
Khan said the resolutions clearly prescribed that the "final disposition" of the disputed territory should be decided by its people, through a free and impartial plebiscite held under the UN auspices.
He stressed that India's actions in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir also violated international human rights and humanitarian laws including the 4th Geneva Convention and amounted to "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity."