ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically rejected India’s protest against the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution Act 2018 and its fallacious and baseless claim over the Indian occupied State of Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India.
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesman said the Indian claim has no legal basis and continues to be contradicted by the situation on ground since the last seven decades.
He said the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory.
The statement said Kashmir's disputed status is enshrined in the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, which stipulate that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir will be determined through the democratic method of a transparent, free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations to ascertain the wishes of the Kashmiris.
The Spokesperson said Indian intransigence to implement UN Security Council resolutions in letter and spirit continues to hold hostage peace and development in the region.
The spokesman said instead of making frivolous protests and issuing legally untenable and uncalled for statements, India should take steps to vacate its illegal occupation, fulfill its international obligations and expedite resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in line with the UN Security Council Resolutions.