Foreign Office has categorically rejected Japan-India joint statement issued in New Delhi on 30th of November with reference to Pakistan terming it as gratuitous and completely unwarranted.

Foreign Office spokesman in a statement made it clear that India’s smear campaign in context of alleged cross-border terrorism are well-known to the world.

The spokesman said, India by design is trying to divert world’s attention from its illegal actions and human rights abuses in Occupied Kashmir.

The statement said, India’s relentless attempts to politicize FATF proceedings are also in knowledge of the world community.

The spokesman vowed that Pakistan would continue to firmly counter Indian smear campaign and propaganda.

He said, Pakistan’s concerns and rejection of unacceptable reference has also been conveyed to Japanese side.

The spokesman called upon partner countries to take an objective and balanced view of issues of peace and security in South Asia.

He also urged partner states to refrain from endorsing positions that are one-sided and divorced from ground realities.