Chinese troops not present in AJK: Foreign Office

Published: March 17, 2016
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Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria. PHOTO: TWITTER

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria. PHOTO: TWITTER

The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected reports circulating in Indian media that China’s People’s Liberation Army troops were present in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

“We totally reject baseless rumour-mongering about the presence of PLA troops in AJK,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during the weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said the Kashmir dispute was a longstanding item on the UN agenda, and the final disposition will be made according to the will of Kashmiri people.

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“Some segments in the Indian intelligentsia have vociferously opposed the illegal Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Answering a question about India’s restriction for Pakistani diplomats to visit Kolkata for the Pakistan-India cricket match in the T20 World Cup, the spokesperson said, “I think the issue will be resolved soon… We have conveyed our disappointment to the Indian deputy high commissioner.”

Sharing details of Iranian president’s visit to Pakistan, Zakaria said the matter was under contemplation and announcements would be made as soon as the dates were confirmed.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Mar 17, 2016 - 10:17PM

    Which means they definitely are present.Recommend

  • Kushal
    Mar 18, 2016 - 12:25AM

    Like OBL was never in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Fahim
    Mar 18, 2016 - 12:42AM

    Question is that what if they are present. Kashmir is Pakistan’s territory and that is it.Recommend

  • Reader
    Mar 18, 2016 - 4:22AM

    @Brainy Bhaijan:
    hahaha no they are not!Recommend

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