ndia using Afghan soil to spread terrorism in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Foreign office on Thursday said that Pakistan has been taking indiscriminate action against all terrorist groups.
Responding to questions at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad Thursday, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the dialogue should not be for the sake of dialogue but result-oriented and sustainable.
He, however, pointed out the presence of different terrorist outfits on Afghan soil besides use of Afghan soil by Indian intelligence agency RAW for acts of terrorism and sabotage in Pakistan.
Zakaria said that eight senior commanders and leaders of Haqqani Network, Tehrik-e-Taliban Afghanistan, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Jamatul Ahrar were killed in Afghanistan since July this year. This confirms presence and use of Afghan soil by these groups for terrorist activities.
He said that Pakistan wants result oriented sustainable dialogue with India and welcomes mediation by the international community on Kashmir issue.
“We always welcome offers of mediation by friendly countries including the United States, China and Iran and the UN Secretary General for the resolution of Kashmir issue”, the spokesperson said.
He said that Pakistan looked forward to the international community making sure that India stops the bloodshed in Kashmir and engages in dialogue.
He, however, said dialogue should not be just for the sake of dialogue rather it should be sustainable and result-oriented for the ultimate resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council’s resolutions.
On reports of United States considering technology transfer of F-16 aircraft to India, Zakaria said that Pakistan was against arms race in the region and favoured utilisation of the region’s resources for its prosperity and development.
The spokesperson expressed concern over continued blatant violation of human rights committed by the Indian security forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He said despite unabated genocide and crimes against humanity committed by the Indian forces in India occupied Kashmir the indigenous movement for self-determination remains undeterred.
Zakaria said the courage unity and leadership of Hurriyat Leaders despite extreme hardships faced by them deserved Pakistan’s full moral political and diplomatic support.
He urged the international community to call India to account for its crimes against humanity as the world observes human rights day two days from i.e. now on December 10.Dated : 01/01/1970, 00:00 AM