Kashmir issue to dominate Nawaz Sharif's UNGA address tomorrow

United Nations, Sep 20: Kashmir issue will dominate in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's address to the UN General Assembly here tomorrow that comes at a time of heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the terror attack in Uri.

The General Debate of the UN General Assembly opens today, with US President Barack Obama making his final appearance as Commander-in-Chief at the 71st session.

Sharif will address world leaders from the UNGA podium in the morning session tomorrow.

While Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue at the high-level segments of the General Assembly and other UN platforms in previous years, Sharif appears set to take an even more aggressive stand on Kashmir at the world body, having vowed in Pakistan to "emphatically highlight" the issue and the alleged human rights abuses by India.

"Pakistan will continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris," Sharif had said last week, alleging that atrocities in Kashmir had touched extremes.

Last year Sharif, raising the Kashmir issue in the General Assembly, had proposed a four-point "peace initiative" with India on Kashmir.