Pakistan Wishes to Peacefully Resolve Kashmir Issue: Foreign Minister of Pakistan

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Pakistan Wishes to Peacefully Resolve Kashmir Issue

Pakistan needs to resolve all excellent points with India, together with the core concern of Jammu and Kashmir dispute, via peaceable means, Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi acknowledged in a reply within the National Assembly on Friday.

For this to occur, India should create enabling surroundings for a result-oriented dialogue to happen, he acknowledged.

The particulars relating to the peaceable resolution to Kashmir dispute emerged in a written reply of the overseas minister throughout the question-hour session within the National Assembly.

Qureshi is famous that enhancing bilateral ties with the South Asian international locations remained precedence of Pakistan’s overseas coverage.

In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s imaginative and prescient of a ‘Peaceful and Friendly Neighbourhood’, Pakistan is pursuing the coverage of excellent relations with all of the international locations within the area, whereas upholding the rules of the UN Charter, he acknowledged within the reply.

The salient options of our overseas coverage embrace lively political interactions, respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-interference within the inside affairs, non-aggression and peaceable settlement of disputes, safeguarding nationwide safety and geostrategic pursuits, together with Kashmir, consolidating financial cooperation, and efficient cooperation with South Asian international locations at regional and worldwide fora, he added.

The reply got here in response to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI’s) MNA Nusrat Wahid’s questions relating to the salient options of the presidency’s overseas coverage and steps taken to deal with the regional safety state of affairs.

Qureshi noticed that Pakistan had taken a momentous step by opening the Kartarpur Corridor and releasing the captured Indian pilot after New Delhi’s misadventure in Balakot, as a peace gesture, regardless of the hostile perspective of the neighboring nation.

Shedding mild on the unlawful and unilateral Indian actions of August 5, 2019, the overseas minister maintained that the Indian attempts to alter the demographic construction of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&Okay) were in stark violation of worldwide legislation and related United Nations Security Council resolutions.

He noticed that severe human rights violations and humanitarian disaster in IOJ&Okay had vitiated the surroundings.

Qureshi knowledgeable the parliamentarians that India has additionally escalated tensions on the LoC/Working Boundary (WB) in an try and divert worldwide consideration from the Indian state-terrorism and egregious violations of human rights in IOJ&Okay.

Pakistan continues to sensitize the world group, together with the United Nations, in regards to the menace to peace and safety posed by India’s belligerent rhetoric and aggressive actions on the bottom that embrace the intensified ceasefire violations on the Line of Control, he stated.

We additionally proceed to show Indian atrocities in any respect ranges, together with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Through persevering with restrictions, excruciating army crackdown, extra-judicial killings, arbitrary detentions, and incarcerations, India seeks to perpetuate its unlawful occupation of IOJ&Okay, he added.

Highlighting the federal government’s efforts, the overseas minister stated that Pakistan had constantly been apprising the worldwide group in regards to the dangers of New Delhi’s “false-flag” operation which was meant to divert the eye from home criticism of the Indian authorities.

Pakistan doesn’t need escalation however any Indian aggression or misadventure shall be responded to successfully and with full nationwide resolve, he acknowledged.

On Afghanistan’s concern, the overseas minister noticed that Pakistan believes that the financial potential of the area can’t be realized with no peaceable and secure Afghanistan.

Underlining the nation’s dedication to a peaceable, secure, united, and affluent Afghanistan, Qureshi reminded that Pakistan had facilitated direct talks between the United States and Taliban, which culminated within the peace settlement signed in Doha on February 29, 2020.

Pakistan has at all times maintained that the one resolution to the Afghan battle is a politically negotiated settlement, which is Afghan-led and Afghan-owned, he stated, whereas welcoming the announcement of a settlement between President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, formation of negotiation crew and High Council of National Reconciliation.

He pressured on the Afghan management to maintain the deal with holding the intra-Afghan negotiations and its profitable completion and never let the talks be derailed by “spoilers” who don’t need to see peace and stability within the nation and area.

Qureshi underscored that the federal government was taking steps to develop pleasant relations and improve diplomatic engagements with the South Asian international locations based mostly on equality and forward-looking method.

Pakistan has at all times performed a proactive position in making SAARC a helpful car for regional cooperation, based mostly on the precept of sovereign equality, he concluded.

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