Islamabad August 07: Islamabad has ruled out any back channel diplomacy with New Delhi, saying it is out of question “owing to worsening human rights situation” in Indian administered Kashmir (IaK), Express tribune reported.
“Not at all in the circumstances we are. Not in the face of the brutality that is happening in IIOJK,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said on Thursday in her last media briefing after her successor Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri was appointed on the post, the report said.
She clarified that situation of IaK is deteriorating day by day and Pakistan would not consider any back channel diplomacy in the current scenario.
The Express tribune reported that the spokesperson said Pakistan valued its longstanding relations with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), however, the “people of Pakistan had some expectations from the body over the Jammu and Kashmir dispute”.
Asked about the remarks of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who mentioned the delay on the part of OIC to convene the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers, she said Pakistan “acknowledged and deeply appreciated the OIC’s role in highlighting the issue”.
She said three meetings of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir were held in one year, two of ministerial level.
Kashmir debate at UNSC ‘another diplomatic success’ for Pakistan: FM Qureshi, the report added.