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Thursday Aug 10 2017
Web Desk

International community failed to prevent Indian oppression against Kashmiris: FO

Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday that the international community has completely failed to prevent mass murders of Kashmiri Muslims by the Indian forces.

He added that the state of India desires to turn the Muslim-majority areas in Kashmir into a minority.

Speaking at his weekly press briefing, he said at least 15 Kashmiris were martyred by Indian forces in the ongoing week.

Responding to a question, Zakaria said that the United States of America is revisiting its policy on Afghanistan, further adding that the only solution for the Afghan crisis is holding of dialogue between all the parties.

He said Pakistan appreciates the dialogue initiative between Hizb-e-Islami and the Afghan government.

"Dialogue should be held with all groups, including the Taliban," said the spokesperson.

Zakaria reiterated that Pakistan has been hosting Afghan refugees for the last four decades and stressed that the country did not force any Afghan refugee to leave the country. "We want Afghan refugees to return back voluntarily with honour, he added.

He said that Pakistan has been taking action against all militant groups without any distinction.

The spokesperson said that India is using Afghan soil against Pakistan, adding that the country reserves the right to raise the issue with the US government.