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Foreign Office calls for need to implement 2003 ceasefire understanding in letter and spirit to save Kashmiris

Islamabad, February 26, 2021 (PPI-OT): Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has called for the need to implement 2003 ceasefire understanding between Pakistan and India in letter and spirit to save Kashmiri lives on both sides of the Line of Control.

Responding to a question during his weekly news briefing in Islamabad today (Friday), he said Pakistan is very concerned over loss of precious human lives of the people of Kashmir and their property on both sides of the LOC. He said Pakistan always gives a measured response to Indian cease fire violations in view of protecting lives of innocent Kashmiris. He said respecting the ceasefire understanding of 2003 will help save Kashmiris’ lives.

Answering a question, the Spokesperson said there is no change in Pakistan’s long-held and principled position on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. He said Kashmir dispute should be resolved in a peaceful manner as enshrined in the UN Security Council Resolutions and as per wishes of the people of Kashmir.

Replying to another question, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said armed forces of Pakistan are fully capable to give a befitting response to any foreign eventuality. He said Pakistan’s response to Indian aggression on Balakot was firm and responsible and we reiterate our national resolve that aggressors will be met with same response in case of any misadventure.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

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