Japan’s endorsement of Indian viewpoint regrettable: FO

Sophia Siddiqui


Japan ‘s endorsement of Indian viewpoint regarding Pakistan ‘s role in war against terror is highly regrettable, stated Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria while responding to questions at the weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
Compromising principles of inter-state relations for the sake of economic consideration in any situation is regrettable, said Nafees Zakaria.
He made these remarks when his attention was drawn to the mentioning of Pakistan in the context of sheltering terror groups in the India-Japan joint statement made after Japanese Prime Minister’s last week’s visit to India.
The spokesperson said India is a country having a known track record of funding terrorism in neighbouring countries and blaming Pakistan for the terrorist attacks in its territory perpetrated by its own state agencies.
Responding to a question regarding the recent anti-Pakistan posters campaign in Geneva, Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan will continue to work with the United Nations and its member states to ensure that no individual or organization is given space for such vicious activities.
The Spokesperson said Pakistan is fully aware of such malicious campaigns particularly when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acknowledged the fact that India was involved in funding anti-state activities against Pakistan .
Responding to a question about statement of Indian Representative at the United Nations regarding Pakistan ‘s Kashmir stance, Nafees Zakaria said the statement reflects the respect that India has for the world body and its non-seriousness in commitment towards international conventions and laws on human rights.
He said Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be visiting Russia in first week of next month as part of regular bilateral exchanges. The visit would aim at strengthening the existing relations and defence partnership.

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