Pakistan government raises strong concerns over US sale of sophisticated weapon system to India

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Pakistan government raises strong concerns over US sale of sophisticated weapon system to India

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan government raises strong concerns over US sale of sophisticated weapon system to India.

The spokesperson of Pakistan Foreign Office Aisha Farooqi has said Pakistan had concerns over the defence deals between the US and India especially the sale of sophisticated weapon system to New Delhi.

This, she said, will further destabilize the already volatile region. “We have alerted the international community many times about India’s aggressive designs not only towards Pakistan but also other countries in the region.”

She said Pakistan had been the victim of state terrorism emanating from the eastern border. She said Pakistan has shared its concerns in this regard with the international community.

Aisha Farooqui expressed grave concerns over the violence against Muslims including desecration of mosques in New Delhi.

She said Pakistan’s leadership as well as the international community had also raised their concerns on the situation. She said the state oppression that the Kashmiri people had been suffering for decades at the hands of Indian authorities has now found its way in the Indian capital.

The spokesperson said Pakistan had welcomed the mediation offer made by the US President Donald Trump during his visit to India. She said the US President also lauded Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism during the visit. She said the Trump’s remarks were a manifestation of upward trajectory in Pakistan-US relations. She said there was an increasing awareness in the world that resolution of Kashmir dispute is the key for peace and stability in the region.

Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan welcomed the peace deal to be signed between the US and Afghan Taliban tomorrow (February 29). She expressed the confidence that this will pave the way for intra Afghan dialogue. She hoped this historic opportunity will be seized by all the Afghan parties to take the people of Afghanistan towards peace and stability.

The spokesperson said Pakistan has played a significant role in facilitating the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Aisha Farooqui confirmed that the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pakistan was on the cards. She said both the sides are working on the schedule of the visit.

The spokesperson said Pakistan was a great partner of China. “We look forward to the visit of the President of China to Pakistan this year. Both sides are working on the schedules as per the convenience of our leaderships,” she added.

Aisha Farooqui said the Chinese government was taking extraordinary measures to stem the spread of Coronavirus.

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