Pakistan urges India to stop anti-Pakistan rhetoric in domestic politics

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday has urged India to stop anti-Pakistan rhetoric in its domestic politics.

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Addressing a weekly briefing, FO spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua had summoned Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad today and lodged protest over late night summoning of Pakistani high commissioner.

The Foreign Secretary stressed that the status of Jammu and Kashmir is internationally accepted as disputed territory and Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination.

He said 5th February-Kashmir Solidarity Day is also commemorative of 26th year of detention of Dr Qasim Faktu, husband of Aasia Indrabi. He said the detention of both in Indian jails on trumped up charges is gross violation of human rights by India.

Responding to a question about Afghan peace talks the Foreign Office spokesperson said that Pakistan has on the request of the United States and Afghanistan facilitated the Afghan peace process and dialogue with the Taliban as a shared responsibility for peace in the region.

To another question, Dr Muhammad Faisal said the announcement by Pakistan`s Prime Minister about keeping open the Torkham border is  a major step to promote bilateral trade and people to people contacts with Afghanistan.

He further said that Pakistan has played an exemplary role in war against terrorism.

Dr Faisal said Pakistan continues to play its constructive role for stabilizing the region and its efforts are being highly acknowledged by the US leadership.

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