Imran slams BJP govt for destroying regional peace

Qureshi says India does not want peace in Afghanistan

By: News Desk      Published: 03:10 PM, 30 Jun, 2020
Imran slams BJP govt for destroying regional peace

Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said issuance of domicile certificates to 25,000 Indian nationals by the BJP government are all illegal and seriously imperiled peace and security in South Asia.

He said in a tweet, “First India's attempt at illegal annexation of IOJK & now its attempts to alter IOJK's demographic structure incl by issuance of domicile certificates to 25,000 Indian nationals are all illegal, in violation of UNSC resolutions & international law, incl 4th Geneva Convention.”

“I have approached UN Secretary General and am reaching out to other world leaders. India must be stopped from this unacceptable path that further usurps the legal & internationally guaranteed rights of the Kashmiri people & seriously imperils peace and security in South Asia,” Imran Khan said in another tweet.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said,” Some forces do not want to see stability in Pakistan. Whenever Pakistan moves towards stability, these forces are obstructing. Alhamdulillah, the entire nation stands with our armed forces and law enforcement agencies against terrorism. Our soldiers have sacrificed their lives to fight terrorism.”

In a statement on Tuesday, Qureshi said, “This monster has been defeated. I have already hinted at the mobilization of sleeper cells. We have to take the situation seriously. The opposition did not pay attention to our words. I wanted opposition to be informed about the situation in the region. But the opposition focused on the budget.”

“India does not want peace in Afghanistan. Opposition parties should understand Indian conspiracies,” he further added.

Indian HC Staff out of Pakistan

As many as 38 staff members of Indian High Commission in Islamabad have also left for India via Wagah Border Tuesday as implementation on the decision of reducing Indian diplomatic staff has been started, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The 38-member staff of Indian mission in Pakistan who has left for India included one first secretary, two second secretaries and three attachés.

While 100 Pakistani citizens will also return to the country via Wagah Border Tuesday from India, those were stranded in India due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.

Indian authorities on June 23 announced to reduce its diplomatic staff of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad by 50 percent.

The decision is being implemented within the time span of seven days. Under an agreement between Pakistan and India, both countries have agreed to have 110 staff members within each other's high commissions.

The number of High Commission staff will now be reduced to 55.