Islamabad, April 10 (APP):The Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today said the “deliberate and unprovoked” ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary could escalate dangerously if not put to an end.
He was talking to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of BOAO Forum for Asia.
According to a press release from the PM Office, Abbasi said that the violations by India were moving towards a dangerous escalation resulting in martyrdom of innocent civilians.
Abbasi conveyed grave concern over the use of pellet guns by Indian forces in IHK and said, “Pakistan seeks a just and peaceful resolution of the dispute, reflecting the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions.”
The premier said that the UNSG must play its part in highlighting Indian atrocities being inflicted upon Kashmiris in IHK.
The PM also said Pakistan followed zero tolerance policy for terrorism and had achieved significant success in wiping terrorist elements from its soil.
“Pakistan has rendered huge sacrifices in the war against terrorism, that the world must take note of.”
Prime Minister also expressed grave concern at the plight of Rohingya Muslims.
The UN Secretary General acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts towards counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance to the Afghan refugees and the UN peacekeeping operations.
He maintained that he had been advocating the need for a serious dialogue on the Kashmir issue.
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Minister for Interior, Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal, Ambassador Masood Khalid and senior officials were also present during the meeting.