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Designating Kashmir’s self-determination supporters as terrorists unjustified: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Tuesday has said that it is unjust to designate the supporters of Kashmiri right to self-determination as terrorists.  The statement issued after a day when the United States State Department designated Hizbul Mujahideen’s supreme commander Syed Salahuddin as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT)’ and imposed sanctions on him. “The 70 year old indigenous struggle of Kashmiris in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir remains legitimate. The designation of individuals supporting…

Drone strikes counter-productive, violate sovereignty of Pakistan. : FO

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Nafees Zakria on Thursday said that drone strikes are counter-productive and violate the sovereignty of Pakistan. Responding to question during the weekly media briefing, the FO spokesman maintained that Pakistan's policy is clear on this issue that such strikes are are counter-productive and violate the sovereignty of Pakistan. The statement came just after a day when a Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder jet shot down an Iranian drone – UAV – in Balochistan’s Panjgur…