ban-ki_moonIn a big setback to Nawaz Sharif, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon refrained from taking up Pakistan’s repeated requests to intervene in Jammu & Kashmir.

In his opening statement at the annual General Assembly debate, Ban Ki-moon spoke about areas of concern in the world like Syria and West Asia but did not include India-Pakistan or Jammu and Kashmir, reports TOI.

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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif is expected to make an impassioned speech on 21 September against India at the gathering.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will lead India’s diplomatic offensive against Pakistan at the UN General Assembly on 26 September in the wake of the terror attack at an army base in Kashmir’s Uri region.

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