‘Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh was summoned to the Pakistan foreign office on Thursday to lodge a strong protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces” at the LoC today’
Srinagar: Pakistan on Thursday repeated that peace, stability and development will remain elusive in the region without the resolution of Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
At his weekly media briefing, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria, said, “India is escalating tension on the border and committing ceasefire violations in order to divert attention from the Kashmir dispute.”
“The latest Indian unprovoked firing on the line of control resulted in the martyrdom of two civilians and injuries to seven others,” he said.
Zakaria said that India is using different “tactics to malign the purely indigenous freedom movement of Kashmiri people”.
He, however, said, “India will never succeed in its attempts as the movement is being led by the Kashmiri people.”
“Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for right to self-determination,” he asserted while answering a volley of questions regarding Kashmir.
He said the world community should play its due role in resolution of Kashmir dispute in line with the UNSC resolutions.
Responding to a question, the spokesperson said that CPEC is a regional connectivity project which will link the Central Asian states, South Asia and the Middle East.
He made it clear that the project is “not” against any other country. “India itself is inviting investment from different countries in the areas which are under its illegal occupation or are the disputed territories,” he added.
Charging India for “perpetrating and financing” terrorism in Pakistan, Zakaria said, “we have caught their agent Kulbhushan Yadav who has made confession twice in which he admitted that he was sent by his government to destabilize Pakistan.”
“CPEC is a regional connectivity project which will link the Central Asian states, South Asia and the Middle East”
About reports that India is “hiring” Afghan refugees to perpetrate sabotage activities in Pakistan, he said, “this further exposes the very face of India which is conspiring to create troubles in the other sovereign country by using vulnerable segments of the society.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan has lodged protest with India over “unprovoked” violation of ceasefire on Line of Control (LoC).
Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh was summoned to the Pakistan foreign office on Thursday to lodge a strong protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces” at the LoC today which resulted in the martyrdom of two civilian and injuries to five others including three women, a statement issued by FO said.
Director General of South Asia Desk Dr Mohammad Faisal at the Foreign Office said, “the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces are contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.”