India should forsake policy of misguiding world: FO
By Our Staff Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan while denouncing the arrests of Hurriyat leaders has said India should relinquish the policy of misguiding the international community.
During his weekly press briefing, spokesperson Foreign Office (FO) Dr Muhammad Faisal said here Thursday the violations of human rights are continuing in Occupied Kashmir.
He held Indian troops martyred 14 Kashmiris during the current week. Pakistan is highly concerned over keeping the Hurriyat leaders in detention.
He underlined that Kashmiri youths are mainly target of torture and high handedness of Indian forces . During the recent actions 14 Kashmiris have been martyred.
FO spokesperson said Pakistan is ready for whatever course is adopted by India for talks. No change can come in Kashmir without will of people of Kashmir.
He remarked India is trampling human rights through draconian laws. India should stop throwing dust in the eyes of International community. India should grant right to self – determination to Kashmiris.
He underscored report on missing persons has exposed face of Indian atrocities.
Dr Faisal said no change can come in Kashmir without the will of people of Kashmir. Pakistan has asked India for talks at any venue. We prefer talks at every cost.
He stated foreign minister will soon give statement on his meeting with his Indian counterpart.
Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif is coming to Pakistan today and during the meeting regional and international issues will come under discussion.
Foreign Minister is leaving for Saudi Arabia on May 27, he pointed out.
To a question he said he cannot tell anything about Prime Minister visit at present. Pakistan is desirous for sorting out problems through dialogue. The international agreements should be implemented at every cost.
Regarding issuance of visas from Bangladesh he said Bangladesh has refuted the reports on suspension of process for issuance of visas to Pakistanis. Pakistan is in contact with Bangladesh authorities. Pakistan wants friendly relations with all the countries.
Qureshi to brief on interaction
with Swaraj soon
The Foreign Office said on Thursday it has offered its services on many occasions to help reduce recent tensions between the US and Iran. Speaking at a weekly briefing, Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the international agreement on Iran must be upheld and misgivings should be removed through negotiations.
He confirmed Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is arriving in Islamabad this afternoon for talks with Pakistani leadership, adding the visiting dignitary will meet his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi tomorrow. Dr Faisal said Pakistan is concerned over the prevailing situation in the Persian Gulf, adding that Zarif and Qureshi will have a detailed discussion on the issue during their meeting in Islamabad.
When asked to comment on a brief interaction between FM Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek.
, he said that FM Qureshi himself will give a statement on it soon.
Responding to another question, the spokesperson said there has been some good progress in negotiations with Japan for export of skilled manpower to that country.
He denounced Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and said India instead of misleading international community on Kashmir dispute should accept ground realities and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. = DNA