India is part of problem in Afghanistan not solution: FO

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ISLAMABAD, May 05 (APP): India is using Afghan soil for its
nefarious designs against Pakistan and it’s continuous behavior
proved that it is part of the problem in Afghanistan, not solution.
In the weekly media briefing, the spokesperson for the
Foreign Office Nafees Zakaria here Friday said, “We want peace
and stability in Afghanistan and our relations with Afghanistan
are centuries old.”
The efforts of Pakistan for restoring peace and stability
in Afghanistan and strengthening bilateral relations would
continue, he added.
Replying to a question, he said that Pakistan has serious
concerns over the unprovoked firing on the census team in Pakistan
on Chaman border.
He said that border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is
clearly demarcated and internationally recognized, adding,
“Conducting census on our own side of the border is our sovereign
right.”
Nafees Zakaria said that it is spirit of Pakistan’s
foreign policy to promote peace and stability in the region
and bilateral relations with the neighboring countries.
Regarding extension of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
(CPEC) to Afghanistan, he said that many countries are attracted
to join the corridor, adding the project will bring shared-prosperity
and common-development in the region.
Responding to another question, Nafees Zakaria said that
Pakistan is cognizant of the important role of United States
and China in Afghanistan. He said that Pakistan wants Afghan-owned
and Afghani-led peace process in Afghanistan.
He said that Indian occupation forces in Indian-Occupied Kashmir
(IoK) in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred twenty five Kashmiris including six young boys and two women in the month of
April.
According to data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir
Media Service, hundreds of students were injured due to the use
of brute force by Indian occupation forces to stifle students’
uprising in the valley, he added.
The spokesperson said that due to media blackout, the Indian
brutal treatment of defenceless Kashmiris remains either unreported
or under-reported.
He said that such a situation where extremists are suggesting
carpet bombing, cordoning off of the entire Valley to kill and
brutalize Kashmiris, reflect the intention of ethnic cleansing.