Pakistan responds over reports of land swap deal of Kartarpur with India

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Pakistan responds over reports of land swap deal of Kartarpur with India

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign office has responed to media reports On the Kartarpur corridor.

He said there was absolutely no question of any land swap. “The Kartarpur Corridor was a gesture for the Sikh minority community made on their request to provide a visa-free corridor, facilitating their visit of a shrine of importance to them,” he added.

Dr Faisal said Pakistan had offered a comprehensive roadmap to India for dialogue in which all matters were to be discussed. “The offer was made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, our highest office. You all know how India responded to that,” he remarked.

To a question, the spokesperson said that Pakistan continued to exercise its rightful claim over the Jinnah house in Mumbai, and “won’t let any occupation attempts materialise. Even India has acknowledged our claim (right).”

The spokesperson condemned the Indian brutalities in held Kashmir. “Pellet guns and force is being used against the Kashmiris.” He said India was using force to suppress the voice of the Kashmiris.”

He said that India should give access to international organisations to investigate the atrocities being carried out in Kashmir.

About the case of Hamid Nihal Ansari, Dr Faisal stated that the convicted spy had crossed illegally into the country, and was involved in espionage. “We exchange list of prisoners with India every six months,” he said.

He called upon India to allow the UN Military Observer Group on India and Pakistan to monitor the situation on Line of Control and Working Boundary.

He said Pakistan will continue with its moral, diplomatic and political support to the people of Kashmir and their just right to self-determination.

The spokesperson said Pakistan had also written letters to the Secretary Generals of the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and a meeting of Contact Group on Kashmir will also be held soon.

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