ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says Japan’s endorsement of Indian viewpoint regarding Pakistan’s role in war against terror is highly regrettable.
This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria while responding to questions at the weekly briefing in Islamabad today.
The Spokesperson said compromising principles of inter state relations for sake of economic consideration in any situation is regrettable.
He made these remarks when his attention was drawn to the mentioning of Pakistan in the context of sheltering terror groups in the India-Japan joint statement made after Japanese Prime Minister’s last week visit to India.
The spokesperson said India is a country having a known track record of funding terrorism in neighbouring countries and blaming Pakistan for the terrorist attacks within its own territory perpetrated by its own state agencies.
He said Indian propaganda of showing itself being a victim of terrorism is actually aimed at misleading and diverting the attention of international community from its blatant human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir. He said India hides behind propaganda to avoid resolution of core issues peacefully.
Responding to a question regarding recent anti-Pakistan posters campaign in Geneva, Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan will continue to work with United Nations and its member states to ensure that no individual or organizations be given space for such vicious activities.
He said Pakistan is a democratic Islamic country embodying respect for human rights in the constitution and extensive legislative and administrative measures are there for ensuring the same.
The Spokesperson said Pakistan is fully aware of such malicious campaigns particularly since Indian Prime Minister Modi has acknowledged the fact that India is involved in funding anti state activities against Pakistan.
Responding to another question about statement of Indian Representative in United Nations regarding Pakistan’s Kashmir stance, Nafees Zakaria said the statement reflects the respect that India has for the world body and its non seriousness in commitment towards international conventions and laws on human rights.
He said Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute with outstanding resolutions of UN security council which though pending promise granting the Kashmiris their right to self determination.
He said Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be visiting Russia in first week of next month as part of regular bilateral exchanges. He said the visit aims at strengthening the existing relations and defence partnership.
Responding to a question regarding a Pakistani national in Afghani jail, he said we are taking up the issue on every level including the Afghan Foreign Office, ministry of Defence and the National Security Advisor’s office.