Pakistan rejects Indian protest on GB order


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday categorically rejected India’s protest against the Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 and its claim over occupied Kashmir as an ‘integral part’ of India. A foreign ministry statement said; “Everything from history to law to morality to the situation on the ground belied India’s spurious claim”.
“The entire state of Kashmir is a “disputed” territory. Its disputed status is enshrined in the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, which stipulate that the final status of Kashmir will be determined through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite administered by the United Nations. These resolutions, pledging the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir, were accepted by India, Pakistan and the international community,” the statement said.
“Instead of making frivolous protests and issuing legally untenable and uncalled for statements, India should take steps to vacate its illegal occupation and create the conditions for faithful implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions, so that this longstanding dispute between India and Pakistan is peacefully resolved in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” it added.