New York (Web Desk): Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani has reiterated Pakistan's commitment to remain steadfast in fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestation.
Addressing the Asia Society in New York on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, he rejected to politicise the issue of terrorism by linking it to certain country, community, regions or religions and called for acting together to uproot the menace of terrorism.
Regarding the threats of terrorism being faced by Pakistan, the foreign minister said we remain closely engaged with Afghan interim administration regarding terrorist threats from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Islamic State Khorasan and their ability to use Afghan soil for launching attacks against Pakistan.
About Indian state sponsored terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Jalil Abbas Jilani said India's illegal actions in IIOJ&K and human rights violations at the hands of Indian forces further deteriorated relationship with Pakistan.
"The religious extremism in India especially against Muslims have further complicated the situation," FM Jilani added.
Speaking about the Ukraine war, FM Jilani stated that Pakistan’s position was dictated by its “belief in amicable resolution of conflicts and respect for the UN principles and territorial integrity and sovereignty”.
"We will continue to play a constructive role to help end the war and mitigate the suffering of the Ukrainian people,” he said.
"We hope that peace will prevail to allow people of both Russia and Ukraine to enjoy its dividends,” FM Jilani added.