Kidnapping of Chinese couple has nothing to do with CPEC: Nafees Zakaria

15 Jun, 2017 4:28 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria has on Thursday said that the kidnapping of Chinese couple has nothing to do with the China-Pakistan Economic Project (CPEC).

Addressing the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that the security forces are carrying out raids for the arrest of the accused.

The spokesman said that occupation forces beat people, broke into shops and looted goods to punish Kashmiris celebrating Pakistan’s cricket victory.

“Showing complete disrespect to the Holy month of Ramazan, Indian forces martyred more than 25 innocent Kashmiris and injured over 200 using brute force and pellet guns in Occupied Kashmir,” he added.

Nafees Zakaria further declared the Indian ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) dangerous for the region. “Pakistan can approach any forum for the resolution of Kashmir dispute.”

He said that Pakistan has broached this issue with UN Human Right officials in Geneva. Pakistan has also effectively taken up violations of Kashmiris’ rights and Indian atrocities at the ongoing 35th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The spokesman said that the Indian agencies in collaboration of terrorist organizations like RSS and Abhinav Bharat have staged terrorist attacks and blamed them on others to use as an excuse to justify use of brute force against innocent people.

He went on to say that Pakistan welcomes mediation offer by Russian President to ease tension between Islamabad and New Delhi. 

Commenting on Pakistan Russia ties, he said that Pakistan’s relations with Russia is on a positive trajectory and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be warmly welcomed in Pakistan once he takes a decision in this regard.

Zakaria said that growing activities of terrorist organizations are a matter of concerns not only for Pakistan, but for the entire world. He said the world should join hands to cope with this challenge.

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