Pak prez accuses India of putting regional peace at stake

Islamabad: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today accused India of ceasefire violations and human rights abuses, saying New Delhi’s actions have put regional peace at stake.

He also raked up the Kashmir issue at the “Pakistan Day” joint military parade here.

Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the famous Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, when the All-India Muslim League demanded a separate homeland for the Muslims of British India. On this day in 1956, Pakistan became the world’s first Islamic republic.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was the ‘Guest of Honour’. He was received by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the parade ground here.

Indian deputy high commissioner J P Singh was also seen seated among the foreign diplomats invited to witness the parade.

Referring to cross-border ceasefire violations President Mamnoon accused India of gross human rights violations in Kashmir.

“With these actions, Pakistan’s neighbour has put the regional peace at stake,” he said.

Calling upon for an immediate and peaceful resolution of the struggle of Kashmiri people, the President said, “The only solution to the dispute of Kashmir is to provide the right of self-determination to Kashmiris, and Pakistan will continue to play its role in this regard.” PTI

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