Pakistan wants ‘result-oriented, sustainable’ dialogue with India: FO

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Pakistan wants 'result-oriented, sustainable' dialogue with India: FO

ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 (APP): Pakistan wants ‘result-oriented, sustainable’ dialogue with India and welcomes mediation by international community on Kashmir issue, Foreign Office said here Thursday.

“We always welcome offers of mediation by friendly countries including the United States, China and Iran, and the UN Secretary General for the resolution of Kashmir issue,” Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said at a weekly press briefing.

The Spokesman said that Pakistan looked forward to international community making sure that “India stops bloodshed in Kashmir and engages in dialogue”.

He, however said “dialogue should not be just for the sake of dialogue”, rather it should be sustainable and result- oriented for the ultimate resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council’s resolutions.

On reports of United States considering technology transfer of F-16 aircraft to India, Zakaria said that Pakistan was against arms race in the region and favoured utilization of the region’s resources for its prosperity and development.

The Spokesman expressed concern over continued blatant violation of human rights committed by the Indian security forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said despite unabated genocide and crimes against humanity committed by the Indian forces in India occupied Kashmir, the indigenous movement for self-determination remains undeterred.

Zakaria said the courage, unity and leadership of Hurriyat Leaders despite extreme hardships faced by them deserved Pakistan’s full moral, political and diplomatic support.

He urged upon the international community to call India to account for its crimes against humanity, as the world observes human rights day two days from now i.e. on December 10.