ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has categorically rejected the Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane’s fallacious comments made at a press conference, insinuating the presence of so-called “launch pads” and “training” camps across the Line of Control (LoC).
In a statement on Thursday, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that there is nothing new about the Indian general’s unfounded allegations, as these are a part of the malicious anti-Pakistan propaganda being pedaled by the BJP-RSS combine at the helm in India.
The Spokesperson said that the Indian government is driven by its belligerent and expansionist agenda embedded in the delusional notion of “Akhand Bharat”, which poses a grave threat to regional peace.
Asim Iftikhar further said that the Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has made a desperate attempt at diverting global attention from India’s state-terrorism and egregious human rights violations, which continue unabated in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
“Pakistan calls on India to forthwith halt its tyranny in the IIOJK, renounce its campaign of persecution of Kashmiris, and let them exercise their right to self-determination as promised to them under the relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” he said.
The Spokesperson said that Pakistan is committed to pursue meaningful dialogue with India for peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes, including Jammu and Kashmir.
The onus is, however, on India to create an enabling environment conducive for dialogue, he added.