ISLAMABAD – Pakistan yesterday stated that Indian Air Drive pilot Abhi­nandan was launched as a peace gesture and there was no stress to free him.

Talking at a weekly information briefing right here, Overseas Workplace spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry stated that Pakistan needed peace and stability within the area and launch of Indian pilot manifested this resolve.

“Pakistan released Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan as a gesture for peace. It was not done under any pressure,” he stated.

Pakistan, he stated, was totally ready and succesful to take agency motion towards any misadventure from any nation. 

He stated Pakistan’s response of downing Indian planes was a manifestation of the extent of preparedness of its Armed Forces towards any outdoors risk.

The spokesperson stated that new domicile and land acquisition legal guidelines in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been towards the worldwide regulation and the spirit of UN resolutions over the matter. 

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He stated that India can not alter the established order of Occupied Kashmir.

“Kashmir Black Day” was noticed throughout the globe to sentence India’s unlawful occupation of Kashmir, he stated, including, that 27th of October represents a darkish chapter within the human historical past when, 73 years in the past, Indian forces had landed in Srinagar to forcibly occupy the territory.

The Day, he stated, “reminds us of the landing of Indian occupation forces in Srinagar 73 years ago, and the atrocities that the people of IIOJK continue to endure ever since.”

The day additionally reminds us of the deepening humanitarian disaster in IIOJK – a scar on the collective conscience of the world group, he added.

He stated in his message on the Black Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned Indian unlawful occupation and reiterated Pakistan`s unwavering assist to the Kashmiri folks. 

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Highlighting the grave human rights state of affairs in IIOJK, the Prime Minister urged the worldwide group to take sensible steps to cease India from utilizing state-terrorism as a software to additional oppress the Kashmiri folks and to destabilize the area.

On Kashmir Black Day, Chaudhry stated, voices have been raised in assist of the Kashmiri folks all throughout the globe. 

“Protests rallies and demonstrations have been held in Birmingham, Brussels, Ecuador, France, Germany, London, Spain, South Africa, Stockholm Tokyo, Vienna and lots of different cities.

Seminars and exhibitions have been organized in all key capitals and cities of the world,” he said. The Indian Chargé d’Affaires, he stated, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register Pakistan’s sturdy protest on the event of Kashmir Black Day. 

Pakistan’s sturdy condemnation of the Unlawful Indian occupation and persevering with human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces in IIOJK was conveyed to the Indian facet, he maintained.

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Pakistan, he stated, strongly condemned the systematic resurgence of blasphemous acts of republication of caricatures of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and desecration of the Holy Quran by sure irresponsible parts in some developed international locations. “We are further alarmed at the highly disturbing statements by certain politicians justifying such heinous acts under the garb of freedom of expression and equating Islam with terrorism, for narrow electoral and political gains,” the spokesperson stated.

Pakistan, he stated, had all the time supported and continues to guide worldwide efforts for combating intolerance, discrimination and violence on the idea of faith or perception. 

“At a time of rising racism and populism, the international community must show a common resolve against xenophobia, intolerance, stigmatization and incitement to violence on the basis of religion or belief,” the spokesperson stated.

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Each Homes of the Parliament of Pakistan, the Senate and the Nationwide Meeting, unanimously handed resolutions, condemning the resurgence of Islamophobic acts and desecration of Holy Quran in some international locations, he stated.  

To a query, he stated, Pakistan strongly condemned the drone assaults launched in the direction of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Houthi militia.

“Pakistan appreciates the successful interception of the drones, which prevented the loss of innocent lives.  Pakistan reiterates its full support and solidarity with Saudi Arabia against any threats to its security and territorial integrity,” he added.

Chaudhry stated India’s large acquisition of armaments and enlargement of its nuclear forces, together with introduction of recent destabilizing weapon techniques, have been developments with severe repercussions for peace and stability in South Asia.

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“These developments clearly negate the argument that India’s mainstreaming in the international export control regimes will further the non-proliferation objectives of these regimes,” the spokesperson stated.

Pakistan, he stated, categorically rejects the Indian authorities’s unlawful amendments in land possession legal guidelines in IIOJK promulgated underneath “J&K Re-organisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020.” 

“The highly condemnable Indian action is yet another clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions, bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India and international law,” he stated. 

The spokesperson stated India’s unlawful and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, and subsequent measures, significantly the domicile regulation and now the land possession legal guidelines, have been aimed toward altering the demographic construction of IIOJK to transform the Kashmiris right into a minority in their very own land. 

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He stated the United Nations and the worldwide group should take speedy motion to cease India from altering the demography and distinct identification of IIOJK and facilitate decision of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as per the related UNSC Resolutions and the needs of the Kashmiri folks.

The continued crackdown towards minorities, human rights organizations, media, and unbiased voices in India and IIOJK is a matter of grave concern, he stated.

Chaudhry stated Pakistan was deeply involved over the raids by India’s Nationwide Investigation Company on workplaces and residences of journalists and human rights activists and non-profit organizations, together with Coalition of Civil Society, Affiliation of Dad and mom of Disappeared Individuals, and Higher Kashmir newspaper in IIOJK. He stated Pakistan had seen the extremely irresponsible and belligerent assertion made by BJP’s Uttar Pardesh Chief Minister Dev Sing, stating Prime Minister Narendra Modi had determined when the “country would be at war with China and Pakistan.”

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 “Unfortunately, in response to any geopolitical, economic or military setback, instead of learning from its mistakes, RSS-BJP leadership simply doubles down its hostile rhetoric,” he added.

Pakistan, he stated, calls upon the worldwide group to take discover of those irresponsible and bellicose remarks and actions of the Indian NSA and BJP management inflicting instability within the neighbouring international locations.

“India will find the leadership, the people and Armed Forces of Pakistan ready in the event of any misadventure against its territories as evidently demonstrated in February last year,” he stated.