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The extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris

FO Statement

Pakistan strongly condemns continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in IOK, reiterates resolution of Kashmir dispute. The extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is deplorable and condemnable.  Such acts are a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris and can not deter the people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand for the realisation of the right to self determination.  Pakistan also has serious concerns over the detention of Kashmiri leadership in Indian Occupied Kashmir and calls upon the Indian government to fulfill its human rights obligations as well as its commitments under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.  Pakistan reiterates that the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible by the realisation of the right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the UNSC resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices.

Pakistan is disappointed with the remarks of President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan at the NATO Summit

FO Statement (09-July-2016)

Pakistan regrets Afghan President's remarks, seeks Afghan cooperation in counter terrorism efforts. It is unfortunate that Afghan leaders continue to make hostile statements against Pakistan and blame Pakistan for all failures in Afghanistan.  However, since we have a genuine interest in seeing peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan would continue to make every effort to help bring peace in Afghanistan. We also expect cooperation of the Afghan government in our fight against terrorism through effective border management and denying sanctuaries to anti Pakistan terrorists from TTP.  The need of the hour is close cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan rather than constant blame game by the Afghan government based on inaccurate assumptions.
 
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Sartaj Aziz (Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs):

 

“Pakistan issued a response on the statement of President Ashraf Ghani. Pakistan regrets the statement because Islamabad has been sincerely making efforts for peace in Afghanistan. Kabul is continuously blaming Pakistan for whatever is happening there due to social, economic and political instability in Afghanistan. Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan because the peace in Pakistan is imperative for stability in the region. We are therefore trying that the peace process should continue. Pakistan is taking indiscriminate action against all terrorists during operation Zarb-e-Azb.

India cannot bury the Kashmir issue till Kashmiris are granted right to self-determination. Pakistan strongly condemns the Indian forces brutalities' in the held Kashmir during the last two days. India is committing serious human rights violations in Kashmir by suppressing the voice of Kashmiris. Pakistan wants to resolve all outstanding issues with India through composite dialogue.”

 
Pervaiz Rashid (Minister for Information and Broadcasting):

“International community should take notice of brutalities of the Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. Indian government should fulfill the promise made by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is very important that Indian occupation on the barrel fo gun will not stand against Kashmiri’ indigenous movement for self-determination. International community should play its role in granting Kashmiris’ their birth right to self-determination as promised in United Nations resolutions. The Kashmiris’ demand this right not on the basis of any race or religion but on the basis of being Kashmiris. This demand was raised even before the partition. Indian government should refrain from changing the demography of the Occupied Kashmir.”

Lt Gen (Retd) Amjad Shoaib (Defense Analyst): 

“Burhan Muzaffar Wani raised voice against torture on women by Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir and was now a heroic rebel who has been resisting the Indian state in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian forces arrested him, tortured him and then killed him. Pakistani nation should hold a rally in favor of Kashmiri people to put maximum pressure on international community to resolve Kashmir dispute. India never wanted to resolve Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions. The statement of Ashraf Ghani could be termed as the statement of Northern Alliance. Some elements do not want the improved bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

Maj Gen (Retd) Farooq Malik (Defense Analyst): 

“The killing of young Burhan Muzaffar Wani by Indian forces is a highly condemnable incident. The Kashmir dispute is yet to be resolved even after almost seven decades. Burhan Wani was leading a peaceful movement and was having no political issue with the Indian government. On one hand, Pakistan is focusing on to improve trade and bilateral relations with India while on other hand India has always been involved in anti-Pakistan activities. It is a fact, that Indian government and the forces could not affect the struggle of Kashmiris through coward activities. Kashmir is the core issue and main cause of Indo-Pak tensions. This must be resolved on priority basis in accordance with UN resolutions.”

Dr. Ijaz Khattak (IR Expert): 

“The international community must support Pakistan to facilitate Afghan refugees as Pakistan could not handle the huge number of Afghan refugees all alone. The government should devise a proper policy to send the Afghan refugees back to their country in an honorable way. Although, sending the huge number back to Afghanistan is a difficult task yet it could be possible with the support of international community. The support of Afghan government is also mandatory in this regard.”
 


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