Pakistan Foreign Office responds over media reports of back channel contacts between Pakistan and India

Pakistan Foreign Office responds over media reports of back channel contacts between Pakistan and India
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Foreign Office responds over media reports of back channel contact between Pakistan and India.

The Foreign Office has said that no backdoor talks are taking place between Pakistan and India.

At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said there are repeated offers of mediation from different countries on Kashmir dispute but India is not agreeing to it.

The spokesperson reminded that it was a considered view and policy of Pakistan that all matters can only be resolved through negotiations.

Regarding the joint statement signed by different countries at UN Human Rights Council meeting, the spokesperson said this represents the growing international disapproval of Indian illegal and unilateral actions in occupied Kashmir. He said there is global demand now for lifting of lockdown and all sorts of restrictions in the valley.

The spokesperson said India should stop misleading the international community and respect the right of self determination of Kashmiri people.

Foreign Policy