ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Foreign Office Spokesperson Ayesha Farooqui stated that Pakistan did not participate in the KL Summit as time and efforts were needed to address the concerns of major Muslim countries regarding possible division in the Ummah.
She asserted that Pakistan will continue to work for the unity and solidarity of the Ummah, which is indispensable for effectively addressing the challenges faced by the Muslim world.
On the other hand, FO took strong exception to the unwarranted references to Pakistan in the Joint Statement issued in Washington after the conclusion of US-India 2+2 Dialogue.
The anti-Pakistan assertions made by Indian Ministers of Defence and External Affairs during the Joint Press Availability are equally reprehensible.
“We also take exception to the selective and one-sided nature of the Joint Statement. The grave humanitarian and human rights situation in the Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) caused by India’s unilateral and illegal measures of 5 August 2019 and its belligerent rhetoric and actions pose a serious threat to peace and security in South Asia. Failing to take cognizance of this serious situation is tantamount to abdication of international responsibility”, said FO spokesperson.
Ayesha Farooqui expressed that the international community recognizes Pakistan’s efforts, sacrifices and successes in the fight against terrorism. “We believe India’s state-terrorism in IOJ&K and its threats to Pakistan imperil regional peace and security,” she added.
She went on to say that our concerns and rejection of the unwarranted reference to Pakistan in the U.S.-India Joint Statement have been conveyed to the U.S. side through diplomatic channels.