Fraternal Pakistan condemns so-called elections in Nagorno-Karabakh

By: Mushvig Mehdiyev

The defense committee of the Pakistani senate condemned severely the upcoming so-called “parliamentary elections” scheduled to be held in Azerbaijan’s occupied lands by the separatist regime.

The Pakistani embassy in Azerbaijan issued an official statement which underlines “the Islamic country’s full support to friendly and fraternal Azerbaijan in view of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”.

True to its usual belligerent narrative, Armenia has encouraged the puppet regime in Azerbaijan’s occupied lands to hold illegitimate parliamentary elections, in view of drawing Baku into a new confrontation.

The so-called authorities in the occupied Azerbaijani lands have scheduled “parliamentary elections” for May 3, 2015, read an earlier statement from the illegitimate “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” president’s press office.

“Pakistan condemns strictly the occupation of the Azerbaijani lands by Armenia, and urges to adhere to the UN Security Council resolutions on the conflict,” the statement read.

Pakistan’s official stance on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was in favor of Azerbaijan from the very beginning, ever since Armenia invaded its lands. The occupation of Azerbaijani lands is a key factor behind Pakistan’s refusal to recognize Armenia as an independent state so far. Moreover, Pakistan, the strong nuclear Islamic state in Asia, persistently turns down to sing Armenia’ song in relation to its made-up, fictitious and fallacious “Armenian genocide” myth.

Prior to Pakistan’s condemnation in view of the election scam in the occupied Azerbaijani lands, the United Kingdom, Latvia, Italy, and Switzerland came up with the same approach, slamming the elections as illegitimate.

Earlier in February, the Azerbaijani foreign ministry called the “parliamentary elections” by the Yerevan-backed puppet regime in Nagorno-Karabakh illegitimate, stressing that it was a deliberate move aimed at undermining peace talks and preventing any breakthrough in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The Azerbaijani authorities, additionally, announced that they would asses any step taken by the puppet regime in these territories as an act of aggression on another country’s territory.

As a result of Armenia’s armed invasion into Azerbaijan’s legal territory, the two neighboring countries remain locked in a bitter territorial dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Armenia-backed separatists seized from Azerbaijan in a bloody war in the early 1990s.

Despite Baku’s best efforts, peace in the occupied lands remains a mirage in the distance since Armenia refuses to comply with international law.

Baku proposed a Great Peace Agreement project to work jointly on the conflict’s settlement. Yerevan refused, of course, to seize such peace opportunity, preferring instead to support the occupation.