Pakistan claimed India for 1,300 ceasefire violations on Loc in 2017

Vastavam web: Pakistan today claimed India committed over 1,300 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control this year, killing 52 of its nationals.Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Mohammad Faisal said at the weekly briefing that Pakistan repeatedly raised its concerns about the “hegemonic conduct of India”, including the unprecedented escalation of ceasefire violations in 2017.He said that in order to ensure peace and tranquillity on the LoC, the mandate of UNMOGIP is crucial.

India maintains that the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control (LoC).The spokesperson said Pakistani nationals in Afghanistan were cautioned to exercise extreme vigilance as off-late senior professionals working in different fields have been kidnapped.

He termed the statement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo of safe havens in Pakistan as “unwarranted”, as Pakistan’s position was clear that there was no place for militancy in the country.He said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was currently a bilateral project but there was potential for participation of third countries and investment opportunities.