Pakistan can thwart any aggression: FO

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Completely rejecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s irresponsible and war-mongering remarks, Pakistan on Wednesday said that no one should underestimate the resolve of the people and the armed forces of Pakistan to effectively thwart any aggressive action.

“These remarks are another reflection of India’s incurable obsession with Pakistan and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government and leadership’s desperate attempts to divert attention from growing domestic and international criticism of their discriminatory, anti-Kashmir and anti-minority policies,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a statement issued here.

“Pakistan’s immediate and effective response to India’s Balakot misadventure, including the downing of Indian fighter aircraft and capture of Indian pilot last year, should suffice to underscore the will, capacity and preparedness of our armed forces,” she said.

“The Indian Prime Minister’s threats and provocative statements further illustrate the extremist mindset that pervades the BJP leadership and has evidently permeated the state institutions in India”, the Spokesperson added

“We urge the international community to take cognizance of the Indian leadership’s continuing belligerent rhetoric and aggressive measures, which pose a threat to regional peace and security”, the Spokesperson said.

“We hope steps would be taken to facilitate peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute for durable peace and stability in South Asia,” the Spokesperson maintained.

Pakistan renews call for independent Palestine State with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital

Pakistan on Wednesday renewed its call for the establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally-agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

“We have seen the announcement of a Peace Plan for the Middle East by the United States,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a statement issued here.

“Pakistan has consistently supported a two-state solution, as enshrined in the relevant Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions,” the Spokesperson added.

“Pakistan continues to support a just and lasting solution of the Palestinian issue, through dialogue and negotiations, that leads to the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinians, including the right of self-determination,” the Spokesperson maintained.