Pakistan urges UN chief to act to defuse Kashmir tensions

Pakistan urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to personally intervene to help defuse rising tensions with India over Kashmir.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 01, 2016, 03:23 AM IST

United Nations: Pakistan urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to personally intervene to help defuse rising tensions with India over Kashmir.

"This is a dangerous moment for the region," Pakistan's Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told AFP after meeting with Ban at UN headquarters in New York.

"The time has come for bold intervention by him if we are to avoid a crisis, because we can see a crisis building up."

Lodhi accused India of creating "conditions that pose a threat to regional and international peace and security."

The United Nations has urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint after New Delhi carried out a series of strikes inside PoK.