ISLAMABAD, Nov 3: Foreign Office on Saturday denied Indian allegation about Pakistan’s military build-up in the Sir Creek areas and termed these charges baseless and a figment of imagination.
In an official handout the Foreign Office said the dispute in Sir Creek area stemmed from India’s refusal to demarcate the land boundary in accordance with the Resolution Map-44 of 1914 which had been accepted as “the most authentic Map,” by the Ran of Kutch arbitration Tribunal in 1968-69.
The spokesman pointed out that demarcation of land boundary in Sir Creek area was also crucial for determining the land terminus for the delimitation of the maritime boundary as well as the determination of the exclusive economic zones of the two countries.
He urged India to agree on the demarcation of the land boundary in Sir Creek area on the basis of the resolution Map of 1914 and desist from making unfounded and preposterous allegations against Pakistan.
In another statement the government condemns the attempt on the life of senior APHC Abdul Ghani Lone on the night of November 1. Mr Lone’s residence in Rawalpura, on the outskirts of Srinagar, was attacked by unknown gunmen. The circumstances surrounding this reprehensible incident strongly point to the involvement of Indian agencies. “The attack on Mr Lone is a part of the larger Indian policy to weaken the freedom struggle by eliminating its leaders and by spreading terror among the people of occupied Kashmir. The government reminds that India will held responsible for any harm to the APHC leaders.” it added.