Sartaj Aziz Strongly Condemns Indian Ceasefire Violation On LoC

Sartaj Aziz strongly condemns Indian ceasefire violation on LoC

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 14th Nov, 2016 ) : Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Monday strongly condemned the unprovoked Indian firing on the LoC that has led to the martyrdom of seven Pakistani soldiers, in the Bhimber area. The advisor also expressed heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers, a Foreign Office statement said. He expressed grave concern over the recently increased frequency and duration of indiscriminate firing and shelling from the Indian side, deliberately targeting villages and civilian populated areas.

The firing incidents had killed 26 civilians and injured 107, including women and children, in complete violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and international law. Sartaj Aziz said the armed forces of Pakistan gave a befitting response. He expressed the apprehension that the Indian actions, which constituted a threat to the maintenance of peace and security, may lead to strategic miscalculation. He emphasized that Pakistan was exercising maximum restraint in the face of Indian belligerence. "Pakistan is urging the UNMOGIP to send an urgent report to the UN Security Council to inform them about the serious ceasefire violations on LoC and the unwarranted escalation of tension between the two countries," the foreign advisor added.