Pakistan won't hold talks with terrorist outfits: FO.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan yesterday made it clear that it will not hold talks with any terrorist outfit. Speaking at weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said there will be no talks with the terrorist outfits that do not respect country's laws and the Constitution.

She said it was already agreed in the 5th China: Pakistan: Afghanistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Dialogue held in Islamabad, which underscored the need to tackle security challenges, posing a serious threat to regional peace and stability and not to allow their territories to be used by any individual, group or party including the TTP and the ETIM to conduct terrorist activities and actions.

This comes as Pakistan, China and Afghanistan agreed to extend the China: Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan in the recent dialogue in Islamabad.

About prevailing situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the spokesperson said the oppression in the held territory continues unabated. She demanded that these human rights violations must end.

She said Pakistan will continue to raise its voice against these grave and systematic human rights violations in IIOJK.

'We will also continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to our Kashmiri brothers and sisters for the just and peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions,' she said.

The spokesperson said Pakistan had the full ability to deal with all domestic challenges in accordance with our laws and Constitution.

About Syria's return to the Arab League folder, the spokesperson termed it a positive development and expressed the hope that it would contribute to regional peace and security.

On Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's participation in the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting, she said the agenda of the meeting included...

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