International Institutions must probe over human rights violations in IoK: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday said that Indian forces will not be able to silence innocent Kashmiris, and called on international institutions to probe into the human rights violations being carried out by the occupying forces.

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During his weekly briefing, FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan condemns the genocide of defenceless Kashmiris. “India is committing ceasefire violations at the Line of Control to divert the world’s attention from its atrocities.”

“Pakistan strongly condemns the genocide of defenseless Kashmiri people. They [India]cannot suppress the voice of freedom of the Kashmiri people by the use of force. International intuitions should be allowed to probe into the atrocities in the valley.”

‘Positive talks held between Pakistan, China and Afghanistan’
Regarding the tripartite talks between Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, the Foreign Office spokesperson said that the three countries held positive discussions. During the second round of Pakistan-Afghanistan-China trilateral dialogue in Kabul, the countries signed a memorandum of understanding on anti-terrorism cooperation.

“All three parties have echoed their determination to curb terrorism. Pakistan has played its part in the Afghan peace process which is being hailed internationally,” Dr Faisal said.

“A meeting was also held between the foreign ministers of Pakistan, Afghanistan and China in which all three ministers agreed to work together to fight terrorism,” he informed, adding that the three countries also agreed to work together to maximise the benefits from the One Belt, One Road Initiative.

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