Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday rejected Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks about the situation in Pakistan-Admistered-Kashmir (PaK) and alleged that it was an attempt to divert attention from Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a virtual Jan Samvad rally for Jammu and Kashmir, Singh on last Sunday said that when people of PaK will want to be freed of “Pakistan’s occupation” and be part of India, then this will lead to the fulfillment of Parliament’s resolution that the region is an integral part of the country.
“Let’s wait for what happens in future. There will be demand from PaK to be freed of “Pakistan’s occupation” and to live with India. When this happens, then Parliament’s resolution will also be fulfilled,” Singh said. Parliament has also earlier passed resolution that PaK is part of India. Reacting to Singh’s remarks, the Pakistan Foreign Office said that his statement is “another desperate attempt to divert attention from Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan has been unsuccessfully trying to drum up international support against India for withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5 and bifurcating it into two Union territories. India claims that the scrapping of Article 370 was its internal matter.