UNITED NATIONS - Prominent Kashmiri leader Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry met United Nations officials, diplomats  and journalists during a visit to UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday during which he called for the resolution of the decades-old Kashmir dispute , which is on the agenda of the Security Council.

He briefed his interlocutors on the deteriorating situation in Indian-Occupied Kashmir and said it was the responsibility of the world body to honour its pledges to the people of Kashmir and allow them to exercise their right to self-determination through a UN-sponsored plebiscite.   The most detailed meeting of Barrister Chaudhry, a former Azad Kashmir Prime Minister and now the head of Azad Kashmir chapter of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, was with Xioning Huang, a senior officer of the UN Department for Political Affairs.

Stating that the situation in Occupied Kashmir was serious, he stressed the need for taking steps on an urgent basis for the resolving the dispute between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan on the basis of UN resolutions to ensure peace and stability in the region. –Special Correspondnt

In this context, Barrister Chaudhry stressed that the people of Kashmir must be part of a comprehensive settlement of the dispute.

After his meeting in New York, he flew to Washington to meet State Department officials.