ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that there is no rift in the relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Responding to a question at weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, he said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always enjoyed unique relations, deep rooted in religion, culture and social ties.

The Spokesperson said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks on the subject in his recent media engagement and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s just concluded visit to Saudi Arabia testify to the unchanged fraternal relations and close contact between the two brotherly countries.

He said the two countries have strong economic, political, security and military cooperation at all levels.

He said the OIC has been condemning the Indian human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and also calling for resolution of the dispute under the UN resolutions.

Answering a question about ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control, the Spokesperson said India has committed 2,027 ceasefire violations along the LoC this year, martyring 16 civilians and injuring 176 others. He said India, by committing ceasefire violations, is trying to divert world attention from Kashmir issue.

The spokesperson said a senior Indian diplomat was summoned to Foreign Office this morning as well to register Pakistan’s protest over provoked ceasefire violations along the LoC.

Responding to a question about Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Spokesperson said India is not cooperating with the Pakistani courts.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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