NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday said that India is non-serious in finding a solution to the Kashmir dispute.

It is obligatory upon the United Nations to persuade the Indian government for a peaceful settlement of the long-standing Kashmir dispute, she said.

The envoy said that India’s arrogance is deteriorating the situation in the region, which can be a threat to regional and international peace and security.

She said Pakistan is highlighting the Kashmir issue at all forums to seek international attention as is evidenced in the letter of the UN Secretary General to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

She said the Prime Minister’s letter has received proper response and is being circulated among the UNSC members.

In response to PM Nawaz‘s letter on Friday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored the ongoing killings in Indian held Kashmir as security forces there try to stamp out weeks of anti-government protests by Kashmiri civilians, and urged India and Pakistan to settle Kashmir and other issues through dialogue.

“I stand ready to offer my good offices, should it be requested by both sides, to facilitate dialogue in order to achieve a negotiated settlement,” he wrote in a letter he sent in response to a letter from Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif apprising the UN chief about the deteriorating situation in Kashmir and the large-scale violations of human rights being committed by Indian security forces.