National Security Committee expresses deep concern over repeated ceasefire violations at LoC by India


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ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee in its meeting in Islamabad on Friday expressed deep concern over repeated ceasefire violations at Line of Control by India resulting in loss of innocent lives.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting. The Committee also condemned violation of human rights in occupied Kashmir and use of excessive force against unarmed civilians.

The Committee was informed that the Prime Minister, in his meeting with United Nations Secretary General, had handed over a dossier documenting the systematic human rights violations by India in occupied Kashmir and stressed the need for appointing a Special Envoy on Jammu and Kashmir.

The Committee was briefed that the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister had engaged the leadership of several important countries to share Pakistan’s perspective on regional and global security challenges.

It was also informed that the Foreign Minister had visited key regional countries, including China, Iran and Turkey to apprise their leadership of Pakistan’s perspective on crucial regional and international issues.

The Committee also reviewed the current developments in the relationship with Afghanistan as well as common avenues for continued cooperation, especially border management and repatriation of refugees.

The Committee reiterated its commitment for peace in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

The Committee expressed its unwavering resolve to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against all forms of external aggression.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, all three Services’ Chiefs and senior civil and military officials.—Radio Pakistan