Pakistan rejects Indian Supreme Court ruling on Kashmir: FO Spox

Pakistan rejects Indian Supreme Court ruling on Kashmir: FO Spox

ISLAMABAD, May 24 (APP): Pakistan has rejected the Indian Supreme Court’s recent order on Jammu and Kashmir. The court upheld its earlier ruling supporting India’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in 2019.

“We reject the recent Indian Supreme Court order,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch.

She stated that the verdicts fail to recognize Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory.

The spokesperson emphasized Kashmiris’ right to self-determination as per UN Security Council resolutions.

Pakistan opposes unilateral decisions by India on the status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Baloch welcomed the recognition of the Palestine state by Ireland, Spain, and Norway.

This follows similar recognitions by the Bahamas, Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados.

She called it a milestone for the Palestinian people’s quest for self-determination.

The spokesperson highlighted the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

She stressed the urgency of establishing an independent Palestinian state with Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

Baloch mentioned Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s recent visit to the UAE.

He met President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed investment cooperation.

The UAE committed to investing $10 billion in various sectors in Pakistan.

The prime minister also visited Iran to offer condolences on the demise of Iranian officials.

He met with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Acting President Mohammad Mokhber.

Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar visited Astana for the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting.

He later traveled to Bishkek to address the welfare of Pakistani nationals affected by violence.

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan recently visited Pakistan.

He met with PM Shehbaz, the Senate Chairman, military leaders, and Foreign Minister Dar.

Preparations for the Pakistan-Turkiye High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council were assessed.

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov is scheduled to visit Pakistan from May 29-30.

He will meet Pakistani leadership and hold talks with Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar.