"Pakistan will continue efforts to sensitize Kashmir Issue on all major international platforms": Nafees Zakariya
“Detention of Hurriyet leaders by the Indian forces on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr is condemnable”: FO Spokesperson
The extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris
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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Nafees Zakaria (Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs):
“Pakistan constantly invites the attention of the United Nations, the international community, and the human rights organizations to the plight of Kashmiris in Indian Held Kashmir. Detention of Hurriyet leaders by the Indian forces on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr is condemnable. Pakistan will continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their just struggle of right to self-determination in light of the UN resolutions. Pakistan is deeply concerned over Indian government's attempts to convert Muslim majority into a minority through demographic changes in the occupied Kashmir. The people of Kashmir are a major stakeholder in the Kashmir dispute and their participation in the resolution of this longstanding issue is must.”
Khalid Khattak (Former Ambassador):
“The current statement of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at NATO summit seems the chain of statements of Former President Hamid Karazai against Pakistan. Afghan people must realize that Pakistan is their neighboring country and neighbors cannot be changed. India is neither Afghanistan’s neighbor country nor any religious affiliations between the people of both these countries. In competition of Pakistan’s CPEC and Gwadar port, Indian government with the cooperation of Iran is establishing Chahbahar port. But Chahbahar port cannot be compared with Gwadar port as it is among the deepest ports in the world.”
Mushaal Malik (Hurriyet Leader):
“Indian forces arrested Burhan Wani and his brother and tortured them. India government is establishing many housing societies in IOK that will be allotted to retired Indian Army Officers. Indian government is also populating Kashmir valley with Hindu Pundits illegally in order to change Muslim majority into a minority. India is always involved in making the people to cast votes forcefully. People of Kashmir are not given the right to cast their votes freely. Indian government, with the support of Mehbooba Mufti Syed, is making efforts to establish the government in IOK.”
Brig (Retd) Mehmood Shah (Defense Analyst):
“The statement of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani can adversely affect the efforts to improve the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan strongly condemns the statement. Pakistan has always supported peace in Afghanistan because peace in our country is linked with peace in Afghanistan. Pakistan is the only country that has rendered most sacrifices in war against terrorism. So the statement of Afghan president at this moment could affect the peace process. The world realizes that Pakistan has provided the shelter to over 3 million Afghan refugees.”