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Foreign Secretary summons Indian High Commissioner; condemns unprovoked CFV on LoC

aizaz-ahmed-chaudhry

ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 14, 2016-The Foreign Secretary summoned the Indian High Commissioner this afternoon (14-11-2016) and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces on the LoC, resulting in the Shahadat of 7 Pakistani soldiers, in Bhimber area.

The Foreign Secretary deplored the increasing Indian ceasefire violations at the LoC and the Working Boundary, especially in the last two months. This was against the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and the principles of International Law. He emphasized that this belligerent attitude of Indian occupation forces was a serious threat to the regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

The Foreign Secretary asked the Indian High Commissioner to convey to his government that it must stop the provocative firing and observe the ceasefire. Pakistan is pursuing a policy of restraint, which should not be construed as a sign of weakness. He underlined that the Armed Forces of Pakistan do not initiate fire, but will always respond in a befitting manner, if fired upon.

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