Pakistan to continue policy of engagement with global nations: FO

Islamabad: Pakistan said Thursday that it will continue its policy of engagement and consolidation of ties with countries across the globe.

This was stated by Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch while responding to media queries during a news briefing in Islamabad.

She said Pakistan is revitalizing ties with Europe, America, countries in south East Asia and Africa.

To a question about India’s Brahmos missile fire incident, the spokesperson said the international community realizes the dangers that such incidents pose to international peace and stability.

She said Pakistan has been raising this issue at all relevant international fora.

About Kashmir, the spokesperson said the only durable solution to Jammu and Kashmir dispute lies in holding a free and impartial plebiscite as espoused in relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Reiterating Pakistan’s full support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for freedom, the spokesperson said the world must impress upon India to desist from altering the demography of occupied territory through coercion and illegal means.

She said India must immediately restore the special status of IIOJK and undo all legal and administrative measures that aim to deprive Kashmiris of their democratic majority and their ethnic identity.