Pakistan rejects J&K as India`s integral part

Pakistan on Friday said Jammu and Kashmir continues to be a disputed territory, rejecting India`s claim that the entire state is its integral part.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 21:38 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said Jammu and
Kashmir continues to be a disputed territory, rejecting
India`s assertion that the entire state is its integral part.

Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit made the remarks in
response to a statement from India`s External Affairs Ministry
on January 4 regarding the incorrect depiction of the map of
India on the website of the US State Department.

The government of Pakistan rejects the assertion made in
the afore-mentioned statement that the entire state of Jammu
and Kashmir is an integral part of India," Basit said.

"The correct position, as established by the United
Nations in accordance with its relevant resolutions, is that
the state of Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory, the
final status of which is yet to be determined," he said.

The US State Department had subsequently corrected the
map of India on its website.

PTI