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Pakistan awaits Indian response on Kashmir issue: FO

Pakistan has offered to resume dialogue to India on Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek and other pending issues and is awaiting a response, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal stated in his weekly briefing on Thursday.
The FO said that it was also awaiting India’s reply on Pakistan’s offer to allow Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav a meeting with his wife.
However, the FO spokesman also expressed concern over recent cruise missile tests conducted by India, complaining that Pakistan should have been informed prior to the tests. He also termed them a potential threat to peace in the region.
The spokesperson also condemned recent ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, the most recent of which resulted in the death of an elderly woman. He also slammed the arrests of Hurriyat leaders and other Kashmiri activists in India-held Kashmir.
The FO recalled that three young Kashmiris had been killed by Indian forces in the past week in fake encounters. The victims were identified as student Muzamil Ahmad, Toib Majeed Mir and 18-year-old Ashiq Ahmed Bhat.