- Aisha says India should focus on its internal and external issues, rather disturbing peace and stability in the region
(Karachi) Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has said that India's latest action of seeking 50 percent reduction in Pakistan High Commission staff in New Delhi is a part of India's attempts to divert attention from its state-terrorism and worst human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
In a weekly news briefing on Thursday, she said India should focus on its internal and external issues, rather disturbing peace and stability in the region.
She maintained "The world community must realize that irresponsible policies of the BJP government are affecting regional peace and stability."
She said, "Our diplomats and envoys have always functioned within the parameters of international law and diplomatic norms.
Aisha said Pakistan strongly condemns the extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youth by Indian troops. "More than 110 innocent Kashmiris have been martyred by Indian forces during the past five months," the spokesperson mentioned.
Meanwhile, the FO also rejected the United States’ annual report on terrorism for 2019, calling it ‘self-contradictory’ and ‘selective’ in its characterisation of Pakistan’s efforts to counter terrorism and terror financing.
In the report, the US state department has accused Pakistan of continuing to be a ‘safe haven’ for certain regional terrorist groups.