Pakistan demands immediate end to Indian aggression: Ambassador to UN

NEW YORK: As clashes along the Line of Control and Working Boundary continue, Pakistan demanded immediate end to “unprovoked” firing and shelling by Indian forces, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.

In an interview in New York, Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations Masood Khan said restraint exercised by Pakistan should not be considered as weakness.

The ambassador reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance to resolve all outstanding issues with India through dialogue.

At least 12 people have been killed and 64 others injured in Indian firing along the LoC and Working Boundary over the past two weeks. Unprovoked Indian firing has triggered an exodus of people from the villages near the border.

Clashes occur regularly along the LoC as well as the Working Boundary. However, the latest shelling which began over a week ago, has been unusual in its intensity and frequency.