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FO rejects statement by India on Pakistan’s political map

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has categorically rejected the statement made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Pakistan’s new political map.
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said through sophistry and obfuscation, India cannot create a smokescreen for its illegal and unacceptable actions in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir, including those taken since 5th August 2019.
“It is preposterous for a country that is compulsively expansionist, and a brazen practitioner of state-terrorism, to level charges against others,” she said.
The spokesperson said India has been in illegal occupation of parts of Jammu & Kashmir since 1947 and has continuously violated UN Security Council resolutions for decades. “Despite its brutal suppression of Kashmiris for over 72 years, India has been unable to force them into submission,” she said.
Pakistan’s position remains clear and unambiguous and the political map issued by Pakistan emphatically reaffirms abiding commitment to the Kashmir dispute.
The solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute lies in the realization of the Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations.
She said the government and people of Pakistan remain firmly committed to the solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
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