Pakistan policy of restraint on LoC should not be treated as its weakness says FO

Vastavam web: Pakistan today said its policy of restraint on the Line of Control (LoC) should not be treated as a sign of weakness and warned India of a “befitting response” in case of any misadventure.Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal made the remarks during his weekly media briefing here.”While we advise restraint to the Indian side, our military is ready to give a befitting response. We shall choose the time and place of our response,” he said.

He claimed that the escalation at the LoC and the Working Boundary were attempts to divert the attention of the international community from Kashmir.Faisal also termed the reports about Pakistan giving Gilgit Baltistan to China on lease as “speculative and baseless”.Talking about the alleged harassment of Pakistani diplomats in India, the spokesman said that there was no plan to take the matter to the UN as “all efforts are being made to work out these matters.”

He said that Pakistan was still waiting for a response from India on humanitarian proposals about exchange of prisoners, sending doctors and revival of judicial committee.