Indian foreign policy devoid of morality and driven solely by realpolitik: Pak FO

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Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): India 'continues to violate the principles enshrined in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as several UN resolutions', the Pakistan Foreign Office has stated.

"We believe that the foreign policy that is devoid of morality and driven solely by realpolitik is a recipe for promoting anarchical tendencies in international relations," The Nation quoted Foreign Office Spokesperson Abdul Basit, as saying, while rejecting the Indian foreign secretary's remarks that Pakistan has no right to lecture India on morality over its desire to seek permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

"In the pursuit of its foreign policy, Pakistan has always upheld the principles of international law. India's aversion to moral and legal norms is understandable given the fact that it continues to violate the principles as enshrined in UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as several UN resolutions," Basit added.

When asked if there was any possibility of the resumption of the 'composite dialogue' between Pakistan and India, as the Indian foreign minister had given an invitation to his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, to visit India in December or January, the spokesperson reiterated that India's policy vis-…-vis Pakistan lacked clarity, and thus it was childish to expect something before the talks.

"While Indians publicly talk of discussing and resolving all the bilateral issues, in actual terms they show no political will," Basit said.

"India knows fully well that without resolving the Jammu and Kashmir dispute there can neither be mutual trust between the two countries nor a viable peace in the region. We wish India summons up the courage to do what it says," he added.

On a question regarding the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan, Basit said that Pakistan had always sincerely tried to help the process of bringing about peace and stability in Afghanistan.

"Pakistan welcomes the withdrawal of coalition forces from Afghanistan and we would like this process to go ahead in tandem with stabilisation in Afghanistan. However, we would not like the situation in Afghanistan to plunge once again into anarchy and civil war," he said. (ANI)

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