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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif proposed 4-point Peace Initiative with India

The 4-point Peace Initiative with India is aimed at defining the relationship between the Asian countries as one of cooperation, not of confrontation.

Oct 1, 2015 12:36 IST
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on 30 September 2015, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, proposed 4-point Peace Initiative with India aimed at defining the relationship between the Asian countries as one of cooperation, not of confrontation.

4-point Peace Initiative

  1. Pakistan and India should formalize and respect the 2003 understanding for a complete ceasefire on the Line of Control in Kashmir. For this purpose, Pakistan will call for UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) expansion to monitor the observance of the ceasefire.
  2. Pakistan and India shall reaffirm that they will not resort to the use or the threat of use of force under any circumstances. This is a central element of the UN Charter.
  3. Steps need to be taken to demilitarize Kashmir.
  4. Both the nations should agree to an unconditional mutual withdrawal from Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battleground.

Tackling global threat of terrorism
Nawaz Sharif also spoke about the repeated terrorist attacks that Pakistan faces. The global threat of terrorism need to be tackled, and for this its underlying causes that is poverty and ignorance should be dealt with.

Extremist ideologies must be opposed. Moreover, it was also stressed that the narrative of the terrorists has to be countered through the just resolution of the several instances of oppression and injustice against Muslims in various parts of the world.

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