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Pakistan to respond to ceasefire violations by India: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday made it clear that if there was any violation of 2003’s ceasefire agreement from Indian, Pakistan would respond.

During his weekly press briefing, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan did not want to escalate tension with Indian, but it would respond to any ceasefire violation from India.

He said that the western media had positively highlighted the recent uprising in the Occupied Kashmir. He said that the people of Occupied Valley were looking towards international organizations and community for justice.

The FO spokesman said that the Kashmiris were bravely fighting Indian occupation.  He said that the India Defence Minister statement regarding Atomic Doctrine was reflective of India’s double standards.

He said that the aggressive designs of India were not only a threat to the region’s peace but also for the whole world.  He said that the occupation forces were continuously targeting the civilian populations in the Occupied Kashmir.

He said that civil society, Kashmiri fraternity and members of parliament in Europe and America had supported the just struggle of Kashmiris.

The Spokesman said that India wanted to divert the attention of the world from the deteriorating situation of Occupied Kashmir.  He said that Pakistan did not want to escalate tension with Indian, but would be raising Kashmir issue at every forum.

Regarding the recent visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Foreign Office spokesman said that Turkish President visit was very successful. He recalled that the Turkish President during his address to the joint session of Parliament also raise the issue of Kashmir. He said that Erdogan fully supported Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.

Regarding PTI’s boycott of the joint session of the Parliament, the Spokesman while terming it as part of local politics avoided commenting on it.

He said that Pakistan had established itself as a serious candidate for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group.

He said increasing number of countries were following non-discriminatory approach and avoiding any formula to favour a specific country.  “There is also growing recognition of the fact that 2008 exemption to India neither benefited non-proliferation regime nor objective of strategic stability in South Asia,” he added.

The spokesman expressed the confidence that members of the NSG would bear in mind the need to prevent further erosion of non-proliferation regime and preserving credibility of the NSG as a rule-based organization.