Pakistan Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and, in his speech, blamed India for the recent breakdown in the peace talks between the neighbours.

The FM said that Pakistan preferred peace over politics which was something India did not like to do as it was apparent when the neighbours called off dialogue based ‘fragile’ reasons.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that India’s current administration had called off dialogue between the two countries countless times and it was sabotaging peace in the region.

“Pakistan wants better relations with other countries, but will certainly not compromise upon nation sovereignty,” Qureshi said, adding that even with India, Pakistan wants respectable and equal relations.

Qureshi also said that Human Rights Watch’s report on Kashmir exposed India’s true face and validates Pakistan’s view. The Pakistani FM was of the view that without immediate and impartial settlement of Kashmir dispute - based the will of the Kashmiris - South Asia cannot witness the peace it desires.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader also accused India of orchestrating terrorism in Pakistan. “Pakistan faces Indian-orchestrated terrorism such as the Peshawar attack, Mastung attack and countless others and the capturing of Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhev provided evidence of Indian-executed terrorism in Pakistan,” he said.

The FM also warned India of strict action if it violated the Line of Control (LoC). “India will face a strong and matching response if it ventures across the LoC,” he said.