FO rejects reports claiming Pakistan Army fighting alongside Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs have issued a statement: Source: MOFA

KARACHI: Foreign Office has refuted media reports claiming the Pakistani army was fighting alongside Azerbaijani forces against Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Responding to queries about the media report, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said such reports are “speculative and baseless” and completely irresponsible.

Reiterating Pakistan’s position on the issue, he said Pakistan is deeply concerned over the deteriorating security situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The spokesperson said the intensive shelling by Armenian forces on civilian populations of Azerbaijan is reprehensible and most unfortunate and could compromise peace and security of the entire region.

He said Armenia must stop its military action to avoid further escalation. The spokesperson said Pakistan supports Azerbaijan’s position on Nagorno-Karabakh, which is in line with the several unanimously adopted United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Last month when conflict broke out, Pakistan had expressed deeply concerned over the deteriorating security situation in the region.

The Foreign Office condemned the intensive shelling by Armenian forces over the weekend on civilian populations of Azerbaijani villages of Terter, Aghdam, Fizuli and Jabrayil region as reprehensible and most unfortunate.

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