UN urges Pakistan, India to take steps to ease tensions

NEW YORK: The United Nations has urged Pakistan and India to take steps to ease the continued tensions between themselves, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.


UN Associate spokesperson Farhan Haq during a briefing in New York stated that it is essential for the neighbouring countries to take steps to ease tensions and try to resolve bilateral issues peacefully and amicably.

Earlier, the United States, while declining to comment on India’s surgical strikes on militants in Myanmar, asked India and Pakistan to resume dialogue in order to reduce tension in the region.

Modi, in his recent visit to Bangladesh, not only accused Pakistan of spreading terrorism in India but also admitted that India had played a part in the break-up of Pakistan in 1971.

The expressions of virulence and Modi’s remarks against Pakistan elicited a scathing reaction from several political and religious parties, who took took to the streets in protests.