Indo-Pak border clashes: UN chief urges Pakistan, India to talk out differences

GENEVA: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday reiterated his concern over the recent border clashes between Pakistan and India, and urged both countries to resolve their differences through dialogue.
“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned about the recent escalation of violence along the Line of Control between Pakistan and India,” said Ban’s spokesperson in a statement.
At least 13 Pakistanis have been killed while scores of others injured from heavy mortar shelling and firing from Indian security forces across the LoC and working boundary for over a week now.
The UN chief deplored “loss of lives and the displacement of civilians on both sides, and 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.”
Pakistan has already raised the issue in the United Nations.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also convened a meeting of the National Security Committee on October 10 to discuss the security situation.

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