India uses 'chemical ammunition' in held-Kashmir: FO

India uses 'chemical ammunition' in held-Kashmir: FO

Islamabad (Staff Report): Indian forces are using ammunition containing chemical agents to kill Kashmiris and destroy their properties in held-Kashmir, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakariya said on Thursday.

During a weekly press briefing, Nafees Zakariya said the entire Muslim Ummah is concerned over gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

He said the OIC has repeatedly called for sending fact finding missions to the valley for investigation into the human rights violations there. He said the international organizations should investigate these reports which if confirmed will be sheer violation of international norms and conventions.

The spokesperson said Pakistan welcomes Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei's recent statement in which he urged the Muslims worldwide to support the oppressed people of Kashmir.

When asked about the sale of advanced weapons to India by different countries, the spokesperson said Pakistan is deeply concerned on the matter which undermines the objectives of preserving strategic balance in the region.

Foreign Office has emphatically stated that there is no organized presence of any terror outfit including TTP, Jamaat-ul Ahrar, Daesh and Al-Qaeda on Pakistani land.

This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya at his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said the allegations about presence of Haqqani network in tribal areas are mere rhetoric. This is only aimed at putting the blame of its own failures on Pakistan.

He said the killing of a number of commanders of Haqqani network in Afghanistan clearly indicate that the group is based in Afghanistan and not operating from Pakistan.