Mediation on Kashmir not possible until India agrees to it: Faisal
ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday said Pakistan had received arbitration offers from different countries on the occupied Jammu and Kashmir but, it was not possible to proceed on a mediation offer until India agreed to it.
Addressing a weekly press conference in Islamabad, the spokesperson said it was 19th consecutive day since India had imposed curfew and communication blackout in Indian occupied Kashmir.
He said Pakistan had taken up the matter of suspension of accounts on social media for exposing Indian brutality in occupied territory of Kashmir. He said soon he would give update in this regard.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan has talked to the US President Donald Trump twice on Kashmir situation, on August 16 and 19,” Dr Mohammad Faisal said. He said Trump’s engagement on the issue was manifestation of his interest in resolving the issue.
On Kartarpur corridor, he said Pakistan wished to open the corridor with India on time.
To a query, Faisal said Pakistan was concerned about rise of IS in the neighbouring country.
“Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. We have proactively and successfully taken action to uproot the scourge of terrorism from the country,” he said condemning the recent Afghan blast at a wedding ceremony.
Premier Imran Khan on Thursday said the Indian occupational forces were denying residents of occupied Kashmir right to observe their religious practices.
In a tweet, Imran Khan said, “Today, on the 1st International Day for Victims of Violence based on Religion or Belief, we call attention to the plight of millions of Kashmiris living under brutal Indian Occupation, abuse and violence, deprived of all fundamental rights and freedoms.”
He said the Indian occupational forces had even denied them their right to observe their religious practices, including Eid ul Azha.