ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday wrote to heads of state of permanent UN member countries (P5), urging them to call on the Indian government to immediately cease bloodshed in India-held Kashmir and implement UNSC resolutions.

The permanent UN member countries (P5) include China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Nawaz highlighted the extremely negative implications of the dire situation in Indian-held Kashmir, on regional, as well as international peace and security, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

While highlighting the violations of international human rights and humanitarian laws in the Himalayan region, the prime minister called upon the permanent members to fulfill their responsibility with regard to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

In his letter, Nawaz pointed that Jammu and Kashmir was one of the oldest internationally recognised unresolved disputes on the agenda of the UN Security Council.

The prime minister said that non-resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was a constant source of tension and instability in the region and a threat to international peace and security.

Nawaz also highlighted Pakistan’s commitment to peacefully resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the resolutions of the Security Council.