Pakistan will quest for peace and development : Foreign Office Spokesman

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Pakistan will quest for peace and development : Foreign Office Spokesman

Foreign Office has said Pakistan is deeply disappointed at the announcement made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi about the cancellation of the Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan.

In a press release, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said the reasons cited by the Indian side for the decision to cancel the Foreign Ministers' meeting, within 24 hours of its public confirmation, are entirely unconvincing.

Dr Faisal said the alleged killing of BSF Soldier took place two days prior to the Indian announcement of its agreement to hold the bilateral meeting.

The Spokesperson said Pakistan takes this opportunity to categorically reject these allegations once again and offered to conduct a joint Investigation to establish the Truth. 

Secondly, the postage stamps mentioned in the Indian Statement were issued before the 25th July 2018 Elections, as a result of which the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed office.

The Stamps highlight the gross and Systematic Human Rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir, which were extensively documented also in a comprehensive report issued by the United Nations high Commissioner for Human Rights as late as June 2018.

Dr Faisal said Pakistan believes by its ill-considered cancellation of the meeting, India has once again wasted a serious opportunity to change the dynamics of the bilateral relationship and put the region on the path of peace and development.

He said Pakistan has always desired peaceful and good-neighborly relations with India, on the basis of sovereign equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit.