Tuesday, March 13, 2012

US request to open consulate in Balochistan was rejected: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan has said that the United States had sought permission to open its consulate in Balochistan but it was refused.

During a weekly briefing on Friday, foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit said that Pakistan missions were ensuring that the Balohistan issue could not be wrongly portrayed.

Basit said that the issue had also been raise before the United Kingdom and Switzerland and they assured Islamabad that anti-Pakistan activities would not be allowed on their soil.

Answering a question regarding Pakistan’s relations with India he said that confidence building measure were being taken but the Kashmir issue could not be put aside.

The spokesman said that the UN representative in Human Rights Council had asked India to end laws like Public Safety Act. Read More

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