Islamabad: The Foreign Office turned down the objections raised by India over Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s telephone call to All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Foreign Minister Qureshi told the APHC leader on the efforts of Pakistan government to talk about the human rights violations done by Indian occupation forces in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
APHC chairman Umar Farooq lauded the efforts and measures taken by the Pakistani govt and stressed on the Indian atrocities done by the Indian troops to suppress Kashmiris.
“Kashmir is an unresolved issue between Pakistan and India and acknowledged as such through UN Security Council resolutions, including the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration,” foreign office statement issued.
“We also categorically reject any insinuation that seeks to project as “terrorism” the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people for self-determination. This is an outright travesty,” the statement read.
The foreign moreover said, “Pakistan will maintain its support and solidarity till the time the Kashmir dispute is resolved peacefully, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the people of the occupied valley.”