Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal while commenting on the induction of Rafale fighter jets by India, urged the world community not to push the South Asian region into the arms race.
At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday (Oct 10) he said Pakistan knows how to defend itself no matter it is Rafale or any other fighter jet. He said the whole world is witness to the episode of 27th February. The spokesperson said Pakistan will not indulge in any arms race. He said the focus of present government is also on human development, health and education.
Voicing concerns over the indefinite curfew and blatant human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, the spokesperson said Pakistan demands lifting of all sorts of restrictions and stoppage of human rights violations in the held valley.
He said Pakistan stands by the oppressed Kashmiri people. We are trying to raise the plight of Kashmiri people at every avenue. Dr. Muhammad Faisal said despite Indian efforts to cover up its brutalities in occupied Kashmir, the plight of the Kashmiri people is being recognized across the world. He pointed out that three US Presidential candidates have added their voice in censuring India on the appalling humanitarian situation in the valley.
Pakistan Formally Invites Manmohan Singh
Responding to a question about Kartarpur corridor, the spokesperson said a formal invitation has been extended to former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to attend the opening ceremony of the corridor. He said work on Kartarpur corridor is continuing with full speed and it will be completed on time. He said the opening of the corridor will held on time as committed by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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