Pakistan fully capable of defending its sovereignty, territorial integrity: FO

Pakistan fully capable of defending its sovereignty, territorial integrity: FO

ISLAMABAD: Spokesman Foreign Office Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said that India is bent upon aggression, however, Pakistan is fully capable to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
At the weekly briefing in Islamabad, he said Pakistan is always ready for talks with India to resolve all outstanding issues including the core issue of Kashmir.
The spokesman said both the countries cannot move forward without resolving Kashmir issue. He reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance that Kashmiri people should be given the right to self-determination or plebiscite under UNSC resolutions.
Dr Faisal regretted that India did not allow 173 Hindu yatrees to visit Katas Raj temple despite all preparations put in place by Pakistan.
The spokesman outrightly rejected the Indian allegations against Pakistan in terror attack in Indian occupied Kashmir.
He said unfounded allegations prior to any investigation and evidence are highly regrettable and international community should take cognisance of this approach.
About the Financial Action Task Force and Pakistan’s inclusion in the global terror-financing Watch List, Dr Muhammad Faisal said State Bank and Parliament have taken substantial steps to curb money laundering and suspicious transactions.
He said any attempt to include Pakistan in Watch List will be tantamount to hamper economic reforms undertaken by Pakistan for economic development of the country.

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