Statement by Foreign Minister Qureshi on Indian Defence Minister’s Comments

Islamabad, August 18, 2019 (PPI-OT): We have seen the comments made by the Indian Defence Minister today. These are reflective of the predicament that India finds itself in, after its illegal and unilateral actions imperilling peace and security in the region and beyond. Equally condemnable is the completely indefensible lock-down of the entire population in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir that has gone on for two weeks, and continues to deepen the dire humanitarian tragedy as reported by the international human rights organizations and the international media. The world community, including the United Nations Security Council, have taken cognizance of this utterly untenable situation.

As for the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Pakistan’s position is based on UN Charter principles and international law and remains unchanged. The Jammu and Kashmir dispute is to be decided on the basis of the UN Security Council Resolutions and in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

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