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Pak seeks UN intervention

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Islamabad, Feb 19:  Pakistan has sought the urgent intervention of UN Secretary-General in defusing tensions with India and help facilitate dialogue between the two countries, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday, following one of the worst militant attacks in Kashmir that killed 49 CRPF soldiers.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi sent a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, seeking his help to reduce the tensions between the two countries, the 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.

Qureshi, in his letter, said the Pulwama attack on Indian CRPF soldiers was "ostensibly and even by Indian accounts" carried out by a Kashmiri resident.

He said attributing the attack to Pakistan even before investigations was "absurd".

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