ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 17th August, 2016) : Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nafees Zakaria Wednesday said India wanted to divert the world attention from grave situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. For Pakistan, the most important issue was Kashmir and it wanted to resolve all disputes through peaceful means, the spokesman said this in a ptv programme. He said Pakistan had already responded in detail to Indian Prime Minister's statement over Balochistan.
The Spokesperson said the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan had sent a letter to his Indian counterpart for talks on Kashmir. The situation in IOK was too grave as about 80 Kashmiris had been martyred whereas about 6,000 others injured with many others whose eyesight had been damaged, he added. He said the IOK was an internationally recognized dispute over which the United Nations had adopted resolutions regarding Kashmiris' right to self determination.
To a question he replied that Indian involvement in Balochistan province had been proved. One of their serving naval officer Kulbhushan Yadav had admitted to destabilizing Pakistan by carrying out terrorist activities in the province. Yadav's admission also vindicated Pakistan's stance about Indian involvement in terrorist activities on its soil, he added. The Indian brutalities in the occupied valley had drawn strong condemnation from across the globe, he said, adding the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had condemned the use of force against the protesting Kashmiris whereas its contact group expressed its concerns. The spokesperson further said the OIC Human Rights Group also demanded an immediate end to the Indian atrocities in IOK.