Kashmiris are suffering since India’s move to revoke Articles 370 and 35A of its Constitution on August 5, 2019, rescinding occupied Kashmir’s special status, destroyed the economy of the disputed region, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
While speaking to the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Karachi, Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed that economic difficulties have increased immensely in India.
“Actions in occupied Kashmir have resulted in losses amounting to Rs2 billion for India, 400,000 people got unemployed in the occupied territory in the last six months after August 5,” claimed the foreign minister.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs has warned the business community that the government is concerned that the Indian government is conducting a similar attack on Pulwama to divert attention from the internal problems it faces. The Foreign Minister said the Bhartaiya Janta Party (BJP) was facing an electoral defeat in three states of India.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said The Foreign Ministry summoned the Indian Chargé d’Affaires to protest against the ceasefire violations by the Indian Border Security Forces on the Line of Control (LoC).
He added that the Indian envoy was told that ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) were counterproductive to peace and stability in the region. The Indian Chargé d’Affaires was also told that India’s attempts to shift the focus away from its atrocities in occupied Kashmir will fail.
Further, Qureshi said, Pakistan’s role in regional peace has been acknowledged and appreciated at international level, Pakistan is fully committed to peace adding that the country will not become part of any regional or international conflict.
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17 November, 2019