No talks with India possible unless it creates enabling environment: Pakistan FO

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office has said that no meaningful engagement is possible with India unless it creates an enabling environment for the purpose.

In his weekly media briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri made it clear that no dialogue or engagement with India is possible without ensuring active association of Kashmiris in the dialogue process.

The Spokesperson said that India will have to reverse its ongoing human rights violations, extra-judicial killings in fake encounters and so-called search and cordon operations, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership, and youth in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that the destruction of Kashmiris’ houses, military siege, and attempts to change the demography of IIOJK need to be immediately reversed.

Pakistan-India talks - The Foreign Office has said that no meaningful engagement is possible with India unless it creates enabling environment for the purpose. In his weekly media briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri made it clear that no dialogue or engagement with India is possible without ensuring active association of Kashmiris in the dialogue process. The Spokesperson said that India will have to reverse its ongoing human rights violations, extra-judicial killings in fake encounters and so-called search and cordon operations, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership and youth in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that destruction of Kashmiris' houses, military siege and attempts to change demography of IIOJK need to be immediately reversed.  The Foreign Office Spokesperson further said that India must be held accountable for egregious human rights violations and war crimes in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Spokesperson urged the World Community to work for peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people for durable peace and stability of the region. Replying to a question, he said that rather than jeopardizing peace and stability of the region, India should seriously consider course correction by giving up its aggressive agenda and peacefully resolving disputes with neighbours.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

The Foreign Office Spokesperson further said that India must be held accountable for egregious human rights violations and war crimes in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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The Spokesperson urged the World Community to work for a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people for durable peace and stability of the region.

Replying to a question, he said that rather than jeopardizing peace and stability of the region, India should seriously consider course correction by giving up its aggressive agenda and peacefully resolving disputes with neighbours.