New committee to hammer out India policy

ISLAMABAD: A high-level committee, consisting of senior officers from the ministries of defence, inte­rior and knowledge, the Mili­tary Operations Directorate, Inter-Products and services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB), has been shaped to formulate “a possible and sustainable India-Kashmir policy”, Sartaj Aziz advised the Senate on Tuesday.

Talking concerning the standing of the implementation of policy tips, given by way of a Senate committee of the entire space, the top minister’s adviser on overseas affairs stated the committee used to be headed via Overseas Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry and may just co-opt different participants if required.

Even if the Senate had at the beginning advisable the formation of a role pressure — together with chairpersons of the defence and overseas affairs committees from each homes of parliament — Mr Aziz stated the committee would steadily temporary the 2 committees.

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He stated that a committee, chaired through the tips secretary, were shaped to get ready reality sheets, counter India’s propaganda marketing campaign and design a media technique to regularly spotlight the Kashmiri freedom battle. This committee additionally comprises representatives from the ministries of defence, overseas affairs and knowledge generation, in addition to individuals of the Army Operations Direc­torate, ISI and IB.

PM’s adviser Sartaj Aziz briefs Senate; FO summons Indian diplomat over LoC violations

Mr Aziz stated that the Ministry of Knowledge Generation were requested to get ready a complete technique to spotlight the Jammu and Kashmir dispute by the use of social media.

He added that steps have been being taken to spotlight Indian interference in Pakis­tan’s inside affairs, in addition to its beef up for subversive actions and human rights violations in held Kashmir.

Mr Aziz referred to the file on India’s interference in Pakistan, introduced to the UN secretary basic by way of the top minister in September, pronouncing: “This file has been shared with different key nations and global organisations. Any other file at the actions of Kulbhushan Jadhav may also be finalised within the close to long run.”

He admitted that the position of global lobbyists had transform an important so as to challenge the rustic’s place and pursue overseas policy goals and stated that Pakistani missions in a foreign country have been additionally in shut touch with the Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora.

He claimed that steps have been already being taken to succeed in out to segments of the Indian public that have been adverse to Narendra Modi’s extremism, pronouncing: “Our missions in a foreign country, together with in New Delhi, are making outreach efforts to emphasise the extremist Indian insurance policies,” he remarked.

Speaking about measures to counter India’s efforts to isolate Pakistan within the area, Mr Aziz stated Pakistan used to be doing its utmost to have interaction the global group, together with regio­nal companions.

He stated Pakistan used to be supportive of all projects for peace and balance within the area, including that this dedication to regional peace and balance used to be glaring from the verdict to take part within the Center of Asia ministerial convention in Amri­tsar, in spite of the postponement of Saarc summit in Islamabad as a result of India.

Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine, he stated, used to be obviously spelt out and due restraint used to be being exercised. “Pakistan continues to show off adulthood and statesmanship in spite of provocative statements through Indian management and the ongoing ceasefire violations around the LoC and dealing boundary having ended in civilian casualties.” He used to be at pains to level out that Pakistan’s defense force most effective returned fireplace when fired upon.

He stated it used to be for parliament to come to a decision whether or not a separate committee on nationwide safety will have to be constituted.

The adviser on overseas affairs stressed out the will for a favorable reaction from India so as to transfer ahead. He stated that whilst Pakistan all the time conveyed a want to get to the bottom of all remarkable problems thru discussion, India had selected to connect prerequisites to the talks.

Whilst reiterating Pakistan’s appreciate for the ceasefire preparations of 2003, he stated there were over 300 ceasefire violations through India this yr.

Indian diplomat summoned

The Overseas Administrative center on Tuesday additionally summoned Indian Deputy Top Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations on Nov 21, 2016 which resulted within the deaths of 4 blameless civilians and accidents to 10 others.

The Indian diplomat used to be summoned by way of Dr Mohammad Faisal, Director Common South Asia and SAARC on the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, who said that intentionally concentrated on civilian-populated spaces used to be deplorable.

He additionally condemned an Indian naval submarine’s violation of Pakistan’s maritime barriers on Nov 14 and recommended the Indian aspect to recognize the 2003 ceasefire working out and the UN’s regulation of the ocean.

Revealed in Daybreak, November 23rd, 2016

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