India’s aggressive behaviour poses serious threat to peace in region: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India’s aggressive behaviour poses a serious threat to peace and security in the region.

Addressing the virtual meeting of Conservative Friends of Pakistan on Tuesday, Qureshi stated that he has written a number of letters to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council on the Indian posture.

He mentioned that on August 5, 2019, New Delhi illegally and unilaterally attempted to alter the disputed status of the territory in clear violations of international laws. “India has deployed additional troops in the area which is already the most militarized zone in the world,” he said.

The FM maintained, “Kashmiri leaders are incarcerated whilst extrajudicial killings of innocent young Kashmiri are tactics used to break the will of the people fighting for their right to self-determination.”

Regarding the Intra-Afghan dialogue, he said that peace talks are a significant and positive development for the regional peace.

He highlighted that Pakistan facilitated the US-Taliban peace agreement signed in Doha early this year and played its positive role in carrying forward the peace process.