Foreign Office looking into MQM chief’s anti-Pakistan statement: Nafees Zakriya
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakriya has said that they are looking into the issue of anti-Pakistan statement by the MQM chief.
In the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that Pakistan has already taken up with the British authorities the issue of provocative speech of Altaf Hussain.
To a question about Indian arms supply to Afghanistan, the FO spokesman said that such cooperation should not be to the detriment of Pakistan.
To another question, he said international community should play its role in the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute and ending Indian brutalities against people in Occupied Kashmir. “Over 80 Kashmiris have been martyred, 7,000 injured and 500 deprived of their eyesight due to pellet gun fire by Indian forces.”
The spokesman said in view of delicate situation in Occupied Kashmir, Pakistan has already extended an invitation to India for dialogue. “Kashmir remains the top issue at the negotiating table of Pakistan.”
He said Pakistan wanted to resolve the issue in a peaceful manner and through result-oriented and sustained dialogue, which was not fragile enough to break down after some incident.
Replying to another question, he said that Indian Prime Minister had referred to Balochistan in his bid to divert attention from the gruesome situation in Occupied Kashmir. “However, the world is not naive and understands Indian machinations. Large-scale reaction against Modi’s remarks in Pakistan, especially in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan, also exposed Indian designs.”
The spokesman said preparations are on for hosting of 19th SAARC summit in Pakistan in November this year. He expressed the confidence that the summit would focus on relevant issues and give better results as per expectations of people of the region.
He told a questioner that efforts are continuing to muster support for Pakistan’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
To yet another question, he said that Pakistan has been emphasizing that politically negotiated settlement is only viable solution of Afghan problem. He said that the Afghan government should give an unambiguous message in favor of reconciliation and offer incentives for the purpose.