ISLAMABAD: Pakistan believes that peaceful way is the best way to resolve the outstanding issues between India and Pakistan including Kashmir dispute, stated by Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Thursday.

The spokesman said, “Pakistan always tried to create conducive atmosphere to resolve the issues but Indian did not reciprocate in that kind. The international community is well aware of Pakistan's stance for resolving the issues through dialogue.”

He said, “It is the principled stand of Pakistan that Kashmir dispute should be resolved through free and fair plebiscite in line with the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. We believe that UN has a role to play in resolving the Kashmir dispute through implementing the UNSC resolutions on Kashmir.”

To a question about Indian home minister's statement to divide Pakistan, he strongly condemned the absurd remarks and said these are completely violation of international norms.

He said, “These remarks vindicated Pakistan's longstanding position that Indian Government and Intelligence Agencies are involved in subversive activities in Pakistan to destabilise it.”

Answering a question, Nafees Zakaria said, “The international community is deeply concerned about the treatment meted to the minorities in India. Pakistan has taken firm action to root out terrorism from the country.”

He said, “Killing of a number of leaders and commanders of terrorists organisations in Afghanistan during the last few months is reflective that these terrorists are based in that country.”

To a question, he again made it clear that, “There is no organised presence of Daesh in Pakistan.”