FO reiterates Paksitan's peace resolve

By: News Desk
Published: 11:32 PM, 20 May, 2022
FO reiterates Paksitan's peace resolve
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Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar said has said Pakistan wants peace and the eradication of terrorism, 24NewsHD TV channel reported Friday.

“Terrorism is a global problem and its elimination is a common goal,” the Foreign Office spokesperson said during a weekly media briefing.

Pakistan wants balanced relations with all major powers including the US, Russia, and China, he said adding that the Chinese working on CPEC are being provided with the best security in Pakistan

Talking about Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's visit to the United States, the spokesman said he had bilateral meetings during his visit and attended two meetings in New York.

The foreign minister raised the issue of Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and reiterated the call for resolving it in accordance with UN resolutions, he said and condemned in the strongest terms the conviction of Yasin Malik in a fake trial by an Indian court,

In a media interaction, FM Bilawal Bhutto laid stress on resolving longstanding issues of Kashmir and Palestine, saying Kashmiris and Palestinians have been victims of oppression for decades and Islamabad will continue to take up Kashmir and Palestine issues at international forums.

The FM drew the attention of the US House Armed Services Committee to the Indian illegal actions of August 5, 2019, in Indian occupied Kashmir and its continued atrocities against Kashmiris

In his virtual meeting with Chairman of the Committee Congressman Adam Smith, the Foreign Minister specifically briefed about the steps recently taken by India to redraw the constituencies in IIOJK through an illegal delimitation process in order to change the Muslim majority into a minority in the occupied territory.

In reply to a question about Afghanistan, the Foreign Office spokesman said the Taliban government has not been able to live up to the expectations of the world on many issues, including the education of girls, while Pakistan and the world have reservations about terrorism.