Pakistan Foreign Office strongly reacts over the Indian MEA remarks against Pak China joint statement

Pakistan Foreign Office strongly reacts over the Indian MEA remarks against Pak China joint statement

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday categorically rejected Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ irresponsible remarks on the joint statement issued by Pakistan and China after the visit of President Dr Arif Alvi to China.

“The remarks made by the Spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, calling Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir an “integral part” of India, are a clear violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

“Jammu and Kashmir is the oldest unresolved dispute on the agenda of the UN Security Council and the international community has recognized it as such for over seven decades,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a statement issued here.

The spokesperson said India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, attempting to change the internationally recognized “disputed” status of IOJ&K and to alter its demographic structure, had been rejected by the Kashmiris, by Pakistan, and by the international community.

Indian oppression perpetrated through over 900,000 occupation troops had not succeeded in subjugating the Kashmiri people or in breaking their will, she added.

She said the continuing lockdown, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership, illegal detentions of thousands of young Kashmiris, communication blockade and media blackout in IOJ&K, despite international community’s serious concerns, were a reflection of Indian obstinacy and disrespect for international law and human rights.

Pakistan and the international community would continue raising their voice for the Kashmiri people until the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination as per the United Nations Charter and the relevant UNSC Resolutions.

“Neither the Kashmiris nor Pakistan will accept India’s illegal occupation of IOJ&K,” she added.

“Pakistan also categorically rejects the Indian propaganda against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is another manifestation of India’s desperate attempts to falsify facts and mislead the world community,” the statement concluded.