ISLAMABAD: Egyptian Ambassador to Pakistan Tarek Dahrough calls on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday. Matters of mutual interest were discussed at the meeting.—INP
ISLAMABAD: Egyptian Ambassador to Pakistan Tarek Dahrough calls on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday. Matters of mutual interest were discussed at the meeting.—INP

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said India was losing credibility at all international forums as it violated the principle of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on bringing bilateral matters to the platform.

In response to an objection raised by India against Pakistan during the online meeting of the SCO National Security Advisers on Tuesday, the foreign minister said that the attempt ended in humiliation for the former as it was rejected by the forum, which was meant to address regional issues.

He recalled attending the SCO meeting of foreign ministers recently held in Russia and said that bilateral matters were supposed to be discussed during meetings held on the sidelines of the event.

He said that Pakistan followed the SCO rules, whereas India raised objection on a bilateral issue.

He said Jammu and Kashmir was a disputed territory, already mentioned in the resolutions of the United Nations.

He said that India was losing credibility at all international forums as its national security adviser walked out of the meeting.

On the Ladakh issue, he said, China urged India to resolve the matter through negotiations, but India chose the path of aggression instead.

On the Ladakh front as well, India had faced huge humiliation, he said.

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2020