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Pak will continue its support to Kashmiris: Foreign Minister

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Islamabad, May 31: Pakistan today accused India of escalating ceasefire violations at the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, and said it will continue to support the Kashmiri people.

Pakistan’s outgoing Foreign Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan, who also holds the Defense portfolio, said that the eastern neighbour will have to “abandon negative approaches, and concede to the logic of unconditional dialogue.”

Talking to reporters on the five-year performance report of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party government, which completed its term today, he said Pakistan highlighted and forcefully put the Kashmir issue at every forum and platform, particularly at the UN General Assembly.

He accused India of disrupting the Indus Waters Treaty and escalating violations of ceasefire at the Line of Control and Working Boundary.

He said that on the regional plane, SAARC summit was impeded from going ahead.

The SAARC summit was scheduled to be held in Islamabad in 2016, but it was cancelled after India boycotted the meet following an attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 17 soldiers were killed and several others injured.

SAARC summits have not been held since 2016, as India argues that the summit cannot be held unless Pakistan takes action against terror outfits operating out of its soil.

Khan claimed that the arrest and confession of Indian prisoner Khulbhushan Jadhav has beyond “an iota of doubt proven India’s reprehensible designs to subvert Pakistan.”

 

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