ISLAMABAD: A meeting of National Security Advisers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization has rejected India’s objections on Pakistan’s new political map.
Special Assistant on National Security Moeed Yusuf represented Pakistan in the online meeting. India was represented by Ajit Doval and had formally raised an objection against Pakistan on the display of the political map.
Pakistan replied that India under international law had no legal rights to claim the internationally recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India. Yusuf also rejected Indian assertions that the newly released political map included any part of Indian territory.
Pakistan informed the SCO Secretariat that India’s illegal and unilateral actions in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir were in grave violation of the UN Security Council resolutions on the dispute.
The adviser emphasised that the new political map represented Pakistan’s rights and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. He stated that Pakistan retains an abiding commitment to seeking a resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute through a free and impartial plebiscite in accordance with the UN Charter and the UNSC Resolutions. The SCO agreed to Pakistan’s position.