Pakistan believes in Afghan led and Afghan owned solution of Afghan conflict: FO

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said we believe in an Afghan led and Afghan owned solution of Afghan conflict. Pakistan’s facilitative role in talks has been acknowledged and appreciated. 

He said Pakistan will continue to support international efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

Pakistan and India will hold a meeting on Sunday to discuss the draft agreement for finalizing the modalities of Kartarpur Corridor.

At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the Indian delegation will come to Pakistan for the talks to be held at Wagah.

The spokesperson said that the International Court of Justice will give its judgment in Kulbhushan Yadav case on the 17th of this month. He said we cannot prejudge the judgment but said Pakistan fully contested the case before the ICJ.

Referring to the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, the Foreign Office Spokesperson said that Pakistan has welcomed the second report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which has once again recognized the grave human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.

He said we also welcome the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights demand for sending a fact finding mission to the occupied territory.

Responding to a question about Doha talks, Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan is happy over the progress in the Afghan peace process.


The spokesperson said Prime Minister Imran Khan is paying a three day visit to the United States from 21st of this month.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan and the US President Donald Trump will have wide ranging interaction at the White House on 22nd July covering bilateral and regional matters.

He said the visit will help renew and reinvigorate long standing ties between Pakistan and the United States. He said it will contribute towards building a broad based, long term and enduring partnership between the two countries on the basis of mutual interest and mutual benefit.

When asked about the Iran nuclear deal, the spokesperson hoped that all the parties to the agreement will be able to take effective measures to ensure its full compliance and resolve all outstanding issues through negotiations.

The spokesperson said Pakistan is fully implementing the UN Security Council sanctions related to North Korea. He categorically stated that no work visa has been issued to any of North Korea’s national.a

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