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Pulwama attack: Pak seeks UN help to defuse tension with India

Last Modified Tuesday, 19 February 2019 (12:50 IST)
Islamabad: has asked the to take an immediate step to defuse its tensions with which escalated after the Pulwama attack.On Monday, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi sent a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres seeking his help to reduce the tensions between the two countries, Pakistan Foreign Office said.
It is with a sense of urgency that I draw your attention to the deteriorating security situation in our region resulting from the threat of use of force against Pakistan by India," Qureshi wrote in the letter, reported Dawn.He said that Pakistan's response in the face of Indian rhetoric had been "measured, mature and full of restraint".
 
Qureshi wrote that India has also hinted that it may abandon the Indus Waters Treaty, asserting that it would be a grievous error.Tensions between India and Pakistan are once again running high following last week's militant attack in Pulwama in which 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a suicide attack claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group.(UNI)
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