Pakistan to continue raising Kashmir issue internationally: FO

ISLAMABAD, Jul 27 (APP): Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees
Zakaria has said that India calling Kashmir as its essential part is a violation of United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) resolutions.

Talking to PTV news, the Spokesman said, Pakistan would always resist this notion at every legal and diplomatic forum.

The Spokesman said Pakistan’s main concern was the human rights violation in Kashmir and regretted that the international community remained oblivious about the situation.

The Spokesman emphasized that the recent wave of protest in Kashmir must not be taken as a fresh movement of resistance.

Rather, it is a freedom movement continuing since 1989 in
which over 0.1 million (One hundred thousand) Kashmiris have lost their lives on the hands of Indian security forces.

He dismissed the idea of any external force behind Kashmiris’
resistance movement and termed it an internal drive of Kashmir’s younger generation against the atrocities of Indian security forces which they are suffering for the last 26 years.

“According to its policy, the government of Pakistan has always been registering its protest through their envoys at every legal and diplomatic forum,” he added.

He called upon the international community and media to support the Kashmir issue and play their respective roles in highlighting the ongoing atrocities in Indian-held Kashmir.

About prospects of foreign-secretary level dialogue between
Pakistan and India, Zakaria said the resumption process had faced a delay due to ongoing situation in Kashmir.

He said the routine talks between the border security forces of Pakistan and India are not affected, however the Composite Dialogue process can not be completed unless Kashmir issue is on the table.