Pakistan Writes to UN, Blames India for Border Violence

Published: 12th October 2014 02:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2014 03:04 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and blamed India for the current escalations in violence along the disputed border which has resulted in casualties of civilians, the foreign ministry said Sunday.

Troops of both countries are engaged in shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region, Xinhua reported.

Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz in the letter said persistent shelling and firing by Indian forces has resulted in heavy civilian casualties on the Pakistan side.

"During the period of Oct 1-10, 2014, 20 ceasefire violations along the LoC were reported, resulting in 12 civilian deaths, 52 injured civilians and nine injured military personnel on the Pakistani side," he said.

Aziz said that Pakistan has exercised utmost restraint and responsibility in responding to these provocations.

"The Government of Pakistan sincerely hopes that better sense would prevail on the Indian side to prevent the situation from spiralling out of control," the advisor said.

He said India has adopted a policy that runs counter to its stated desire of engaging in a serious bilateral dialogue with Pakistan.

He recalled India cancelled, unilaterally and without any plausible justification, the foreign secretary level talks that were scheduled to be held Aug 25.

Aziz said Pakistan remains committed to peaceful resolution of all issues between India and Pakistan, including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said Pakistan believes that the UN has an important role to play in promoting this objective and so does the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) on ground which needs to be strengthened and facilitated under the current circumstances.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp