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Pakistan wants Palestinian state comprising of pre-1967 borders: FO

Pakistan wants Palestinian state comprising of pre-1967 borders: FO
January 29, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has renewed the call for the establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally-agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital. In a press release on Wednesday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan has consistently supported a two-state solution as enshrined in the relevant Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions. “Pakistan continues to support a just and lasting solution of the Palestinian issue, through dialogue and negotiations, that leads to the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinians, including the right of self-determination,” she said. In another statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson said that Pakistan completely rejects Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s irresponsible and war-mongering remarks. “These remarks are another reflection of India’s incurable obsession with Pakistan and the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government and leadership’s desperate attempts to divert attention from growing domestic and international criticism of their discriminatory, anti-Kashmir and anti-minority policies. The Indian prime minister’s threats and provocative statements further illustrate the extremist mindset that pervades the BJP leadership and has evidently permeated the state institutions in India,” she said. She added that Pakistan’s immediate and effective response to India’s Balakot misadventure, including the downing of Indian fighter aircraft and capture of Indian pilot last year, should suffice to underscore the will, capacity and preparedness of our armed forces. “No one should underestimate the resolve of the people and the armed forces of Pakistan to effectively thwart any aggressive action. We urge the international community to take cognizance of the Indian leadership’s continuing belligerent rhetoric and aggressive measures, which pose a threat to regional peace and security. We hope steps would be taken to facilitate peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute for durable peace and stability in South Asia,” she declared.