Pakistan has emphatically stated that any attempt by India to divert the flow of Western rivers will be considered an act of aggression and it has the right to respond.
At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal reacted strongly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statement, threatening to stop the flow of water to Pakistan. The spokesperson said Pakistan has exclusive rights on the waters of three western rivers under the Indus Water Treaty.
Muhammad Faisal said that such statements coming from the Indian leadership are another glaring example of the fact that Modi government is bent upon making India an irresponsible aggressor state that has no regard for human rights and international obligations. He said such statements should be an eye opener for the world which must realize the extremist government of Modi is a clear threat to peace in South Asia and the World.
Condemning Indian blatant human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, the spokesperson said the humanitarian nightmare in the held valley is worsening with continued military lockdown and complete communications blockade. This, he said, risks lives of people there.
About Kartarpur corridor, the spokesperson said Pakistan has almost completed work on the corridor. Responding to a question about the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the spokesperson said Pakistan and Turkey have deep brotherly ties and both the countries maintain regular leadership level contacts. He said the visit of the Turkish President has been postponed for the time being and it will be rescheduled.
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13 November, 2019