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PM Nawaz warns India of befitting response if ceasefire violations continue

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan would give a befitting response if Indian ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary continued.

The prime minister condemned unprovoked firing by Indian forces, stating that precious lives were lost and civilians had been injured.

Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan was showing restraint to every possible extent, but attempts for peace should not be considered weakness.  The prime minister added that Pakistan was a peace loving country and believed in solving conflicts through talks.

Indian ceasefire violations continue

India continues to violate the ceasefire agreement at the LoC and Working Boundary. On Thursday, at least five civilians were injured in unprovoked Indian firing at Harpal and Charprar sectors, which was befittingly responded to by Pakistan Rangers, ISPR said in a statement.

On Wednesday, two civilians embraced martyrdom while eight villagers were injured as a result of Indian firing at Charpar sector.

Since October 21, four civilians have been martyred while 21 have been injured at the Working Boundary due to firing by Indian army.

Since the Uri attack in occupied Kashmir, Indian forces have consistently violated the ceasefire agreement with Pakistan. On September 29, India claimed to have conducted surgical strikes in Azad Kashmir, saying that several terrorists were killed in the military action conducted inside Pakistani territory.

The claims were not only rebuffed by Pakistan and the international media, but they also prompted demands from some Indian political leaders for New Delhi to substantiate it with evidence.

The Modi government drew criticism after the Pakistani military took a bus full of local and international journalists to the border area in order to show them the ground facts.

After having failed to substantiate the claims, PM Narendra Modi on October 5 barred leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party from talking to anyone over the strikes.

Pakistan remains committed to Kashmir cause

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paying homage to the sacrifices of Kashmiri people in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), reiterated Pakistan’s unflinching and steadfast moral, diplomatic and political support for the just cause of Jammu and Kashmir.

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