Mushtaq Minhas strongly condemns the ban imposed by India over the mutual trade

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MUZAFFARABAD:   (Parliament Times)     AJK Minister for Information and Tourism Raja Mushtaq Ahmad Minhas has strongly condemned the ban imposed by the Indian government over the mutual trade across Line of Control (LoC) leveling baseless allegations.
In a statement issued here on ….. he said it is highly unfortunate that the Indian government accused Pakistan of using the cross-border route to send arms, drugs and fake Indian currency just to serve its vested political interests.
“It is quite clear that India is using these kinds of tactics to divert attention from the atrocities being meted out to the people of Indian occupied Kashmir,” he said.
The AJK minister said India is not able to provide any kind of evidence in favor of its allegations against Pakistan but still it continues to pursue its biased policies.
Mushtaq Minhas said Pakistan believes in mutual talks but India always avoids the diplomatic engagement using different tactics, adding “India was seeking false reasons to suspend trade across LoC and now it has again used old tactics of levelling baseless allegations against Pakistan to serve this purpose.”
He pointed out India has long been finding excuses to wind up this confidence building measure because it strengthened the bonds between divided Kashmiris, which it cannot digest.
He challenged the Indian government to come up with evidence against Pakistan or avoid pursuing those policies that may pose threats to sustained peace in the region.
He said the international community is taking serious note of the Kashmir issue after the speech of AJK Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan in the European Parliament in which he highlighted the miseries of the people of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Mushtaq Minhas said the Indian government has conveyed to the extremist elements in India that it would go any lengths to punish the Kashmiri people who are fighting Indian occupation fearlessly.–ENDS