India’s unwillingness to resolve Kashmir issue damaging peace: FO

Islamabad: Foreign Office on Friday said India’s unwillingness to resolve the longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir is the main impediment to bring durable peace in the region.

FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the entire world acknowledges Kashmir as a disputed region, which should be resolved in light of UN resolutions.

Chaudhri said international media is exposing Indian atrocities and gross human rights in the occupied valley.

He said irresponsible attitude of India has endangered the peace and security of the region.

To another question, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Sri Lanka by the end of this month on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart.

Earlier in his opening statement, the spokesperson said 7th edition of multinational maritime exercise ‘Aman 2021’ is underway and it aims at collectively working against human trafficking, smuggling, and terrorism in the region.

The Spokesperson said ways and means will be discussed for the development of blue economy under secure and sustainable environment under the Aman exercise.

He said significance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor and Gwadar port will also be highlighted during the course of exercise. This will help foster shared vision for maritime security in the Indian Ocean.