Free Balochistan office inauguration in Delhi: Pakistan FO hits out at India

Free Balochistan office inauguration in Delhi: Pakistan FO hits out at India

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has urged India to act as a responsible state and refrain from interference in the internal matters of the country.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal was responding to the queries of media persons in Islamabad today (Thursday) about Free Balochistan office recently inaugurated in New Delhi.

He said the opening of such an office is a reflection of India's nefarious designs against Pakistan.

The spokesperson said Indian interference in Pakistan is an established fact. He pointed out that Indian statements threatening territorial integrity of Pakistan are on record indicating their hegemonic designs. He said the case of Kulbushan Yadav exposes the Indian terrorism and espionage against Pakistan.

He said the Indian actions are against international laws and threaten regional peace and tranquility.

When asked about Kulbushan Yadav case, the spokesperson said Pakistan has submitted its rejoinder with the International Court of Justice in response to the Indian statement. He said the rejoinder carries details as to what Yadav was doing in Pakistan.

The spokesperson said Pakistan's case is very strong as Kulbushan Yadav was arrested on the country's soil and the Indian side has failed to respond to the queries of Pakistan.

Responding to a question about the test firing of supersonic Brahamos missile by India, the spokesperson said Pakistan has reiterated the need for restraint and avoidance of an arms race in the South Asian region.

He said that the buildup of conventional and unconventional weapons by India is undermining strategic stability. He, however, said Pakistan is fully prepared and ready to protect its border against any threat.

Responding to a question about Afghanistan, Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the military led approach has failed in Afghanistan. It has only added to the sufferings of Afghan people. He said shift in policy, renouncing of violence by all sides and reconciliation is the way forward to end the agonies of Afghan people. He said flexibility by all sides will help kick start peace process in the war torn country.