Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday revealed that it has asked India to resume dialogue on Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek and other pending issues.
“We are awaiting a response (from India on Kashmir dialogue),” said Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal stated at his weekly briefing in Islamabad today.
The Pakistan FO also slammed the arrests of Hurriyat Conference leaders and other Kashmiri activists. “Three young Kashmiris had been killed by Indian forces in the past week in fake encounters,” he alleged. He identified the slain persons as student Muzamil Ahmad, Toib Majeed Mir and 18-year-old Ashiq Ahmed Bhat.
The FO also said that it was also awaiting India’s reply on Pakistan’s offer to allow Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav a meeting with his wife.
However, Faisal also expressed concern over recent cruise missile tests conducted by India. “Pakistan should have been informed prior to the tests,” he complained. He termed them a “potential threat to peace in the region”.
The Pakistan FO spokesperson also condemned alleged ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, “the most recent of which resulted in the death of an elderly woman”.