Pakistan says the statement of the Governor of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is yet another manifestation of the Indian leaders’ aggressive designs, which remain a constant threat to regional peace and stability.
This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch at her weekly news briefing in Islamabad Thursday.
She categorically stated that the so-called Governor has made baseless claims which can neither change the facts of history nor the legal status of Jammu and Kashmir that remains internationally recognized disputed territory. She said Jammu and Kashmir as never been, nor will ever be India’s integral part.
She said rather than resorting to false and misleading assertions, India must vacate its illegal occupation of the disputed territory, and let the Kashmiris exercise their inalienable right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices.
The Spokesperson said Indian leaders must not indulge in political rhetoric against other countries.
Replying to a question, she said Pakistan wants peace in South Asia and desires good relations with all its neighbours, including India. She urged India to take necessary steps to create enabling environment for peace in South Asia and resolve all outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in peaceful manner.—NNI