PTI condemns Indian aggression on LoC, Indian media role

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12 : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Saturday noted with growing concern the deteriorating situation on the Line of Control in Kashmir and termed it against the spirit of bilateral peace process.

In a statement, the Central Information Secretary Shafqat Mahmood said in the last few days there have been repeated cases of aggression by the Indian Army resulting in the martyrdom of Pakistani soldiers.

He said this unprovoked aggression by Indian forces is against the spirit of peace process initiated between the two countries and is condemned in the strongest possible terms.

He expressed his deepest sympathies with the families of the martyrs and prayed that strength to bear this irreparable loss. The role being played by the Indian media in manufacturing stories of beheading of Indian soldiers to further inflame public opinion in India was also noticed with concern by PTI.

“At a time when every effort should be made on both sides to exercise restraint such a role by the Indian media is inflammatory and counter productive. The Pakistani media on the other hand has played a more responsible role and while critical of provocations by the Indian army, exercised restraint in its discourse,” Imran Khan said.

In fact, Shafqat Mahmood said, “in recent times the most hawkish role on relations with Pakistan is not being played by India’s political class but by its armed forces aided by strident rhetoric in most part by the Indian media”. This is an unfortunate development, he said, and a serious danger to the success of the on going composite dialogue between the two countries.

Paying tribute to the valour of the Pakistani soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defence of the nation, Chairman PTI Imran Khan has advised immediate contact by both sides through established channels of communication to ensure that the tense situation on the LOC is diffused.