ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said on Thursday Pakistan has submitted its rejoinder with the International Court of Justice in response to the Indian statement in Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
He said the rejoinder carries details as to what Jadhav was doing in Pakistan.
The spokesperson said Pakistan’s argument is very strong as Kulbushan Jadhav was arrested on the country’s soil and the Indian side has failed to respond to the queries of Pakistan.
Responding to a question about the test firing of supersonic Brahamos missile by India, the spokesperson said Pakistan has reiterated the need for restraint and avoidance of an arms race in the South Asian region.
He said that the buildup of conventional and unconventional weapons by India is undermining strategic stability. He, however, said Pakistan is fully prepared and ready to protect its border against any threat.
The spokesperson expressed deep concerns over reported theft of uranium in India. He said we expect the international community to be alive to the situation and not side step nuclear security concerns for political consideration or commercial interests. While responding to reports of opening of ‘Free Balochistan Office’ in New Delhi, he said that Indian interference in Pakistan was an established fact and indicated its hegemonic designs.
Expressing deep concerns over deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir, the spokesperson pointed out that the UN report on human rights situation in the held valley and its endorsement by the UN secretary general is a success of Pakistan’s foreign policy. NNI