FO spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in his weekly media briefing, mentioned Pakistan needed good relations with India and was not operating away from negotiations.
“We need to resolve all points with India — Kashmir included — by means of talks. Our place on the Kashmir concern has not modified.
“Pakistan has by no means refused to barter with India. We consider the worldwide group ought to maintain talks in view of the prevailing battle between the 2 international locations,” mentioned Chaudhri. He added that international locations continued to have interaction in talks even throughout conflict and that issues may solely be solved by means of dialogue.
“We admire the mediation of any nation, together with the US,” the spokesman mentioned.
However any talks ought to be “significant and centered on basic points”, Chaudhri careworn, including that they need to even be “purposeful and fruitful” the place targets had been involved. “The atmosphere for talks ought to be conducive and India ought to make a conducive atmosphere.”
“Dialogue is important for peace and options to issues,” he mentioned, recalling that Prime Minister Imran Khan had already mentioned that Pakistan would take two steps ahead if India took one.
Chaudhri mentioned the most important concern between Pakistan and India was that of Kashmir and, due to this fact, it might be the premise of any talks between the 2 international locations. “Peace within the area isn’t doable with out resolving the Kashmir concern,” he emphasised.
As a primary step, the FO spokesperson mentioned, India must withdraw the measures of August 5, 2019, which stripped Indian-occupied Kashmir of its particular autonomy.
He mentioned extra-judicial killings by Indian forces in IoK had continued unabated previously week. “Ten extra Kashmiris had been martyred in Pulwama and Shopian districts of IoK. Out of those, seven had been martyred solely yesterday,” he identified, including that Pakistan had “repeatedly known as for impartial investigations beneath worldwide scrutiny into the extra-judicial killings of all harmless Kashmiris”.
“We have now additionally constantly underscored the necessity for unhindered entry to UN human rights our bodies, worldwide human rights organisations and media to evaluate the human rights state of affairs in IoK.
“We’re additionally involved over the persevering with navy siege, incarceration of Kashmiri management, unprecedented restrictions on basic freedoms of the Kashmiri folks and ongoing efforts to alter the demographic construction of the occupied territory, in clear violation [of] worldwide legislation, specifically the 4th Geneva Conference,” an FO assertion quoted Chaudhri as saying.
The spokesperson known as upon the worldwide group to recognise the continued human rights violations and “play its function in decision of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the related UN Safety Council resolutions”.
He additionally mentioned there had been no progress within the appointment of excessive commissioners for Pakistan and India and a return of the envoys was at the moment unlikely.
Chaudhri additionally addressed the problem of delayed launch of Pakistani prisoners by India, calling upon New Delhi to launch the inmates as quickly as doable.
“Pakistan’s place is that launch on humanitarian grounds ought to happen as quickly as doable,” the spokesperson mentioned, including that the problem of prisoners ought to be resolved on the premise of “human compassion”.
“At any time when there’s a delay within the launch of Pakistani prisoners by India, we contact them.”