Pakistan playing facilitating role in Afghan peace process: Dr Faisal
Pakistan has emphatically stated that foreign hands found involved in the recent acts of terrorism in Balochistan will not only be exposed but also effectively countered.
At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad today, Foreign office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal recalled that Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav was also captured from Balochistan, and the information retrieved from him was shared with India as well as the international community.
Referring to the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, he urged international community to call upon New Delhi to halt its oppression and move towards resolution of the lingering dispute.
Responding to a question about Kartarpur Corridor, the spokesperson hoped that India would agree to a meeting with Pakistan at the earliest to finalize the draft for operationalization of the corridor.
He said work is proceeding rapidly on our side as per the commitment made by Prime Minister Imran Khan for operationalization of the Kartarpur corridor.
To a question about Afghan peace process, the spokesperson said Pakistan has been playing a facilitating role in the Afghan peace process as a shared responsibility. However, he clarified that Pakistan has not attended the talks in Doha.
The spokesperson said the US and the Taliban have held several rounds of talks and Pakistan was helpful in bringing the Taliban to the table of negotiations. He said Pakistan will continue to work towards the peace process in good faith. To a question about Financial Action Task Force, the spokesperson said Pakistan has taken very effective actions to get itself out of the grey list.
He said Pakistan has a principled position on Masood Azhar and it will take any decision about him not under any pressure but keeping in view the national interests.
When asked about the plight of Palestinians, the spokesperson said Pakistan has always remained at the forefront in support of them.
He said Pakistan will take up the issue of human rights situation in the Palestinian territory at the upcoming meeting of the OIC in Makkah.