India Ranked 7th Among Countries Most Hit By Terror

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan but claimed by both. We deeply regret this Indian attitude.

Meanwhile, talking about the meeting, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner, said, "They discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues, including regional stability and counter-terrorism cooperation".

Washington:Pakistan is looking forward to working closely with the new USA administration over regional security and to help resolve the Kashmir issue, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has said. He blamed India's intelligence agencies for using Afghan soil against Pakistan. Most people in the Indian-controlled portion favor independence or a merger with Pakistan.

"Such delays in care are violations of the long-standing protections afforded to medical workers and facilities in times of conflict and civil unrest", said Widney Brown from the New York-headquartered advocacy group.

Reacting to the Afghan president's allegations that Pakistan was a sponsor of terrorism, the spokesman pointed fingers at Afghanistan and said terrorist sanctuaries were located there.

"We urge the worldwide community to call India to account for their crimes against humanity, as the world is going to observe human rights day on December 10", he said. "We believe that the region's scarce resources should be devoted to the socio-economic uplift of its people", he said.

With regard to playing the mediator in the Kashmir problem, the VP-elect stated that not only does Trump aim to focus on domestic affairs, but also desires to use his unmatched deal-brokering skills to resolve long-existing worldwide matters.

Holding that Saarc summit in Islamabad could not be held due to differences between India and Pakistan, he said good relations and peace between the two sides will benefit the entire region.

He said that Special Assistant of Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi was on an official trip to the United States, where he would reach out to congressmen and key officials of the outgoing administration, and establish contacts with the incoming administration, UN officials, the media and think tanks.

Earlier, US Vice President-elect Mike Pence recently opined that President-elect Donald Trump, with his unparalleled negotiating skills, is likely to play a pivotal role in the Kashmir issue. "Whether we would like to continue with status quo or we would like to make new beginning in our relationship", he added.

More than 70,000 people have reportedly been killed in the conflict so far, majority by the Indian Armed forces.

  • Anthony Vega