MEA Hits Back At Pakistan PM Imran Khan For Blaming Indian Forces For 'Killing of Innocents' in Kashmir
Pakistan PM Imran Khan (Photo credit: IANS/File)

New Delhi, October 22: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday responded to Pakistan Imran Khan’s tweet blaming India for killing Kashmiris. The ministry strongly condemned Khan for his tweet. The MEA said that instead of making remarks on India’s internal affairs, the Pakistan leadership should look inward and address its own issues. The ministry also asked Pakistan to take credible action against all kind of support to terrorism and terror infrastructure from all territories under its control rather than supporting terror activities against India and its other neighbours. Pakistan PM-Elect Imran Khan Holds Courtesy Meet With Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria

Earlier in the day, The Pakistan Prime Minister tweeted, “Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in IOK by Indian security forces.” Khan in its tweet also asked India to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the United Nations Security Council regulations. Khan tweeted a day after six civilians were killed after an explosive went off at an encounter site in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. Pakistan 'Desperate For Loans', Says Imran Khan Before Leaving For Saudi Arabia, Sidesteps Question on Jamal Khashoggi's Death

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also asked the international community to take cognisance of the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir. Incidentally, Khan’s tirade against India came on a day when Black Day was observed in Kotli and Rawalkot in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) to mark invasion of Kashmir by Pakistan in 1947.

Last month also, when India cancelled foreign ministerial level talks with Pakistan, Khan took to Twitter to express his frustration. However, in his victory speech, the Pakistan PM expressed his willingness to improve ties with India.