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Pakistan to pay back in the same coin to India's aggression on working boundary, LoC: FO.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan does not want to scale up tension with India but it will pay back in the same coin to India's aggression on working boundary and Line of Control (LoC).

"Pakistan does not want to escalate tension with India. However it will give tit for tat reply to Indian aggression on LoC and working boundary. Indian aggression is not only a threat for world peace but also a threat for peace in the region. Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar statement on nuclear doctrine is a double standard. India's aggressive moves on working boundary negate the Indian minster statement. Several world countries have expressed their reservation on LoC and working boundary", this was said by Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees Zakaria during weekly press briefing in FO on Friday.

He went on to say that Pakistan supports and would continue to extend forceful support to people of Kashmir. Yasin Malik, Ali Gillani and Mirwaiz Farooq issued a joint statement. Hurriyat leaders said that Kashmiri nation is still firm on their stance. According to Hurriyat leaders, the struggle took the movement forward. India wants to divert world attention from worst condition in held Kashmir, he added. Pakistan will give its reaction on LoC violation.

About PTI boycott of Turkish president address to joint session of parliament FO spokesman said this was a political decision. The both countries are bound in the bonds of mutual respect and reverence. Turkish president during his address made mention of Indian forces brutalities in India held Kashmir and stressed for resolving Kashmir issue as per UN resolutions.

He said Indian occupation forces are targeting urban as well rural population in Occupied Kashmir. India wants to divert the world attention from deteriorated condition in Occupied Kashmir. People of Kashmir are looking towards international community, he added.

He said "We are alive to and are concerned over expansion of Daesh in Afghanistan and Taliban activities. We will continue our efforts for establishment of peace in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has invited Afghan chief executive Abdullah, Abdullah, he said.

He indicated that Pakistan permanent representative in UN Maleeha Lodhi highlighted the issue in UN with reference to prevailing situation in Afghanistan and informed the world about the impending threat.

He went on to say Pakistan was facing the challenge of terrorism. Pakistan army and people of Pakistan have rendered sacrifices of over 17000 lives in war on terror. We will continue operation Zarb-e-Azb till the complete eradication of terrorism. Much successes have been achieved in operation Zarb-e-Azb and its fruits are before all of us.

He underlined that several countries have supported Pakistan stance in the meeting of Nuclear Supplier group in Vienna Austria on November 11. Membership of the group should be given on merit and it should be taken into consideration that membership of this group be not given to any country which has been violating Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain have congratulated newly elected president of US and Pakistan is ready to work with newly elected US government, he held.

Pakistan condemns martyrdom of over 100 Muslims at the hands of forces in Nigeria. May be they Muslims or non Muslims who have been killed in Nigeria, their massacre is regrettable, he stated.

He remarked rumours are circulating in media with reference to employees of Turkish schools. Turkey imposed ban on organization of Pak- Turk schools , therefore, Pakistan had to take action as per its own laws. When Turkey has slapped ban then institutions can not operation in Pakistan under this nomenclature Despite it government is pursuing such procedure that does not affect students studying in these schools, teachers and employees.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Nov 19, 2016
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