UNITED NATIONS - Pakistan on Tuesday formally called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security council on the grim situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir following India’s annexation of the disputed Kashmir region.

The request for the meeting was contained in a letter from Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi that Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi presented to Polish Ambassador Joanna Wronecka, who is the president of the 15-member Council for the month of August.

The Council president will hold consultations with the Council members and fix a date for the meeting.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Lodhi began meeting the Council members again to update them on the situation in Kashmir.

In another development, Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, who is also in New York, said he hopes India and Pakistan can work out a “mutually beneficially solution” and favours dialogue between the two nations to sort out their differences after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jacek Czaputowicz was here to address a Security Council briefing Tuesday on “International humanitarian law - Seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions: upholding humanity in modern conflict.”

Later, Czaputowicz addressed reporters at the UN Security Council stakeout where he was asked that Pakistan has demanded for the Security Council to be briefed on the situation in Kashmir following India’s decision to scrap Kashmir’s special status and whether Poland supports such a request as the Council President.

Czaputowicz said he has had a “phone conversation” with India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the last few days.

“We expressed concerns over current tensions between India and Pakistan resulting from the proposed changed status of Jammu and Kashmir. Poland believes that the dispute can only be resolved by peaceful means and here we fully support the reaction of the European Union and statement issued by Federica Mogherini. We are in favour of dialogue between Pakistan and India to sort out the differences.”

Czaputowicz stressed that as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, “Poland stands ready, if needed, to engage” in preventing actions in security situation.

He said he was “just informed” Tuesday morning that the Security Council received the letter from the Ambassador of Pakistan.

“I think that the Security Council will discuss that issue and take proper decision.”

When asked when will the Security Council meet to discuss the letter from Pakistan regarding Kashmir, Czaputowicz said, “I don’t know. Simply, I got the information about the letter. We’ll see,” adding that the Polish Ambassador to the UN is “always here” and probably she will start consultations soon.

Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi had earlier this month met President of UN Security Council for the month of August Polish Ambassador Joanna Wronecka over Kashmir.

The Polish Ambassador however declined to comment on the issue.

“No comments,” she had said at the Security Council stakeout at the UN headquarters last week, walking away as she was asked about Qureshi’s letter to the Security Council.