ISLAMABAD:Pakistan has categorically rejected India’s malicious propaganda against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), terming it another manifestation of desperate Indian attempts to mislead the world community.

In a statement on Sunday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri rejected the unwarranted and irresponsible comments made by Spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on the Joint Press Release of the Second Round of China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue.

He said the Indian spokesperson’s contentions about Jammu and Kashmir being the so-called “integral and inalienable part” of India and an “internal affair” are a laughable fiction, totally contrary to historical and legal facts and in violation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said India’s self-serving claims regarding Jammu and Kashmir, including the parts which are under illegal Indian occupation, have no basis whatsoever. He said India has no locus standi on the issue – historical, legal or moral.

The spokesperson said regurgitation of false claims by India can neither change facts nor divert attention from its state-terrorism in the Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its egregious violations of human rights of Kashmiri people. He said rather than resorting to false and misleading assertions, India should faithfully implement its international obligations.

He said India must immediately vacate its illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and let the Kashmiris exercise their inalienable right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations as enshrined in the relevant UNSC Resolutions.