ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Monday said Indian government’s efforts to isolate Pakistan diplomatically received a severe setback.
He said about 56 countries of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Human Rights Council of the United Nations and other world bodies have supported Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir by outrightly rejecting India’s baseless allegations.
Winding up discussion on motion regarding Pakistan-India ties in the Senate, he said Pakistan had strongly rejected Indian narratives.
He informed that the government of Pakistan had addressed letters to the world leaders highlighting the grave situation in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) besides handing over of dossiers containing facts about the ground reality.
The UN human rights body had also been requested to send a fact-finding mission to the occupied valley, he added.
The Modi government was trying to impose Indian hegemony in the region with its own narratives which was unacceptable to Pakistan, he emphasized.
The advisor said the recent Intifada in IoK was of great importance because new generation was carrying forward the freedom struggle and it would be the golden chapter in the history of struggle against Indian occupation forces.
He said, for the last 75 days, the innocent Kashmiri people had been facing Indian occupation forces’ brutalities with valour, adding, “This struggle was a reaction to the inhuman brutalities being perpetrated by the Indian forces”.
Sartaj observed that no force on earth could deter a nation that was ready to sacrifice everything for the achievement of its objective. He said occupying Indian forces have so far martyred 120 innocent Kashmiris since July 8 and blinded dozens others with use of pellet guns.
He said the liberation movement in Kashmir was purely indigenous.
The advisor underlined that resolution of the Kashmir issue was imperative for sustainable peace in the South Asia. He said the issue could only be resolved through comprehensive dialogue process.
Sartaj Aziz also strongly rebuffed Indian claims regarding Balochistan, saying that there was no relevance between the situation in IoK and the province. He added that it was an attempt to divert attention from the gross human rights violations in the occupied valley.
About Uri incident, he said Pakistan was ready to extend all possible support for investigation into the incident but it should be conducted by an international body.