FO spokesperson urges NSG members to consider risks involved in transfer of nuclear material to India & its NSG membership bid
Says Pakistan condemns these killings and arrest and persecution of Kashmiri leadership
Nafees Zakaria says Hindu terrorist outfit, RSS, has been stationing its activists & establishing its units in Occupied Kashmir
ISLAMABAD, May 18 (SABAH): Pakistan says India’s fastest growing nuclear programme in the world has serious implications for strategic stability in South Asia and national security of Pakistan.
The comments came from Foreign Office Spokesperson Muhammad Nafees Zakaria at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday in response to latest reports that India has material to make 2,600 nuclear weapons.
He said Pakistan has been underscoring the risk of diversion by India to imported nuclear fuel, equipment and technology received pursuant to civil nuclear accord and 2008 energy waiver by Nuclear Suppliers Group.
The spokesperson urged NSG members to consider risks involved in transfer of nuclear material to India and its NSG membership bid.
In response to a question, he said India’s move requiring Advisor on Foreign Affairs of Pakistan to write a recommendatory letter to Indian External Affairs Minister for every medical visa case is unprecedented in inter-state relations.
Giving update on situation in Occupied Kashmir he said during the last two weeks human rights situation in IoK has worsened. Killing of innocent Kashmiris continues with the human rights defenders looking the other way, he said. Hindu terrorist outfit, RSS, has been stationing its activists and establishing its units in IOK, managed by non-Kashmiri RSS activists, he said. RSS had slaughtered more than half a million Kashmiri Muslims in November 1947 together with Dogra and Indian occupation forces, he said. Their increasing presence in IOK is to terrorize Kashmiris and deter them from participating in the self-determination movement, Nafees Zakaria said.
He said young Kashmiris, particularly the students are the target of occupation forces and RSS. Over 200 people including students were arrested while 500 people including boys and girl students were injured when Indian occupation forces subjected defenseless Kashmiris to brute force against protesting students in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Budgam, Kulgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Islamabad, Pulwama and Shopian, districts, he said. At least eight people were killed by Indian occupation forces in shoot out in IOK, he said. We condemn killing of Kashmiris, he said. Unable to control the popular uprising with even a million occupation forces, India is desperately trying to discredit the indigenous Kashmiri movement by portraying it, through propaganda, as terrorism, which the Int’l Community has vehemently rejected, he said.
Nafees Zakaria said at least eight people were killed by Indian occupation forces in shoot out in Occupied Kashmir. He said Pakistan condemns these killings and arrest and persecution of Kashmiri leadership.
He said Indian occupation forces have been condemned by the civil society members globally for banning social media. They have also banned 34 TV channels including Arabic and Urdu news channels in IOK, he said.
He said continued illegal detention of APHC leader Masarat Alam Bhat, detention of Aasiya Andrabi, whose health, reportedly, is increasingly deteriorating and Fehmeeda Sofi, who were booked under the Lawless Law, Public Safety Act, and continued house detention of APHC Hurriyat Leaders Syed Ali Gilani and Shabbir Ahmad Shah is highly deplorable.
He said on May 17, the unlawful authorities put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent them from addressing the seminar in connection with the Martyrdom Week to pay homage to prominent martyred Hurriyet leaders (Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal Srinagar). All Parties Hurriyet Conference Leader, Syed Ali Gilani, was not allowed to see his doctors, which is highly regrettable.
He said Pakistan, in line with its policy of extending moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris, has sent a letter from the Adviser Sartaj Aziz to the UN Secretary General to apprise the latter on India plans of changing the demography in IOK and to seek UN intervention.
He said the Prime Minister has paid a highly successful visit to China for participation in the Road & Belt Forum during the current week. On the sideline, he met a number of countries leader including the leadership of China, Turkey, Belarus, Ethiopia and interactive with many other including Russian President, he said.
The spokesperson said Advisor Foreign Affairs has written a letter to the UN inviting its attention towards demographic changes being engineered by India in Occupied Kashmir in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
To a question he said International Court of Justice has no jurisdiction to hear case of Indian RAW agent as it pertains to the security of Pakistan.
He told a questioner that joint survey of some villages on Pak-Afghan border has been completed and a decision about reopening of the border would be taken on the basis of its outcome.