Pakistan foils Indian attempt to link Masood Azhar with Pulwama: FO

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01 May, 2019 7:27 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has foiled Indian attempt to link Masood Azhar with the Pulwama incident, said Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal during a press conference on Wednesday.

He said that unarmed Kashmiris were being attacked with pellet guns. “Indian is committing violations of human rights in Occupied Valley,” he said.

The Foreign Office spokesperson said that Pakistan will continue moral support of the Kashmiris. “

He said that Pakistan had always respected the technical matters of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). “Pakistan has always opposed Indian attempt to link Kashmiris’ struggle for self-determination with terrorism,” he said.

Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the Indian media had aired news based on propaganda and tried to link the self-determination to terrorism. “Pakistan has always foiled Indian attempt. Pakistan is against terrorism.”

He said that there is no place for the banned and terrorist organizations in Pakistan. “India is declaring inclusion of the name of Masood Azhar the UNSC sanctions list as its victory. India had tried to link Masood Azhar with Kashmir five times and Pakistan had opposed it. Now India has withdrawn the allegation against Masood Azhar with regard to Kashmir,” he said.

Masood Azhar was blacklisted by UNSC sanctions committee after Pakistan and China dropped their objections to the latest proposal put forward by the US, UK and France.

“The Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’ish), al Qaeda, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities approved the addition of the entry specified below to its ISIL (Da’ish) and al Qaeda Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,” the UNSC said in a statement following the decision.

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