Peace, stability in Afghanistan a shared objective for Pakistan, US: FO


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ISLAMABAD: In his weekly news briefing in Islamabad today, the spokesperson said Pakistan has actively participated in second Kabul meeting in pursuance of its policy to take part in all multilateral forums geared towards peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He said peace and stability in Afghanistan is a shared objective for both Pakistan and the United States.

On India, the spokesperson said Pakistan has actively raised the issue of Indian ceasefire violations along LoC and Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh was summoned to the Foreign Office to protest over the shelling and killing of innocent civilians. He said despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.

The Foreign Office spokesperson said Amnesty International in its Annual Report of 2017-18 has highlighted the impunity enjoyed by the Indian forces for human rights abuses in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said despite India’s uncooperative attitude, Pakistan has continued to work for improved treatment of prisoners as a humanitarian gesture including suggesting exchange of prisoners above 60 years of age and child prisoners, below 18 years of age.