India committing ceasefire violations: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson, Tasnim Aslam said Friday that India was committing ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary.

During the weekly news briefing, Aslam told reporters Pakistan was responding to the situation at the LoC and working boundary. She added that Pakistani troops had not opened fire but were retaliating.

The spokesperson further said Pakistan had taken UN observers to its side of the LoC and working boundary to show damages and firing carried out by the Indian side. Aslam called upon India to allow UN observers to visit the LoC on its side and investigate ceasefire violations.

On Thursday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about the recent escalation of tension at the LoC and working boundary.

“The secretary-general is concerned about the recent escalation of violence along the line of control between India and Pakistan. He deplores the loss of lives and the displacement of civilians on both sides,” said United Nations spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci.

The UN chief “encourages the governments of India and Pakistan to resolve all differences through dialogue and to engage constructively to find a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir,” the spokeswoman told reporters.