Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday censured the Narendra Modi-led Indian authorities for resorting to a war-mongering narrative for short-term home electoral positive factors.
Talking on the Air College in Islamabad, the overseas minister underscored that New Delhi’s hegemonic pretensions offered a “clear hazard to regional stability and Pakistan’s safety”.
He mentioned India had refused to have interaction in dialogue, rejected proposals aimed to cut back danger, construct confidence and train restraint in nuclear and missile issues.
Stressing that Islamabad needed peace and strategic stability to make sure socio-economic growth, Qureshi mentioned Pakistan’s actions have been outlined by the restraint and duty the nation confirmed by avoiding an arms race.
“Nevertheless,” he warned. “We can not stay oblivious to the safety dynamics in our fast neighbourhood.”
The overseas minister mentioned the August 5 resolution of the Modi authorities to abrogate Article 370 thereby revoking the particular autonomy granted to Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) violated United Nations Safety Council resolutions.
Moreover, he condemned the data and communication lockdown within the occupied area.
“The inhuman lockdown of eight million folks persevering with for over 70 days is imposing unspeakable sufferings on the folks of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” he mentioned, including that Pakistan will proceed to face by Kashmiris of their simply battle for the realisation of the correct to self-determination.
On Pakistan’s ties with Afghanistan and China
FM Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s push for the Afghan reconciliation course of. “We now have supported all rounds of Afghan peace talks in Doha and Abu Dhabi. We hope that the US-Taliban talks recommence and result in intra-Afghan negotiations.”
The overseas minister additionally reaffirmed China because the nation’s “closest buddy and steadfast associate”. He additional mentioned Islamabad proposed extra tasks for Chinese language funding that may rejuvenate and consolidate the economic system.