Diplomatic: (Diplomatic observers express surprise over India’s silence on Pakistan’s stance at UN)


ISLAMABAD: Diplomatic observers in New York have expressed surprise over India’s silence on Pakistan’s stinging response to Indian External Affairs Minister’s speech to the UN General Assembly.

According to a report, taking exception to Indian minister’s statement, Pakistani delegate Bilal Ahmad had said, India’s attempts to deny its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir are a travesty of history.

A European diplomat said, we were surprised that India failed to show up at the podium.

An expert said, one reason for India’s silence could be that it did not want the Kashmir dispute to be further internationalized after Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, in his address to the UN General Assembly brought the issue into sharp focus of the world leaders.