LoC violations indicate Indian nervousness: FO


Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday saw “nervousness” behind Indian “ceasefire violations” and “interference” in internal affairs of neighbours. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during a press briefing in Islamabad that “ceasefire violations on LoC and interference in internal affairs of neighbours are indicative of Indian nervousness. He said that India was nervous because of “diplomatic offensive” by Pakistan to expose New Delhi over situation in the India-held Kashmir (IHK). India is obstructing dispatch of the UN Human Rights Council fact-finding mission in held Kashmir, the FO spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that the marathon visits of the prime minister’s special envoys across the world to highlight human rights violations in held Kashmir remain successful.
The envoys raised the issue on international level, he said, adding that Indian atrocities in held Kashmir continue. Security forces have been using pellet guns, he said.
“Kashmiri people have been barred from offering Jumma prayers for 17 consecutive weeks.”
Rejecting the impression of Pakistan’s isolation on diplomatic front, he said that Pakistan is certainly not isolated internationally. He added that Turkey has supported the stance of Pakistan on India-held Kashmir. He claimed that former US Secretary Defence Chuck Hagel had alleged Indian involvement in the usage of Afghan soil against Pakistan.