LoC Flare Up: Mehbooba Urges New Delhi, Islamabad to Reinforce 2003 Ceasefire agreement



Condemning latest ceasefire violations allegedly by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of district Poonch, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed shock and grief over the killing of three civilians in shelling from across the border.

Mehbooba expressed heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured. She urged the Government to ensure adequate free medicare facilities for the injured, an official statement said Saturday evening.

Mehbooba urged the political leadership of the country and of Pakistan to play their role in permanently ending of ceasefire violations along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir as the same bring miseries for the people in the State. ‘’Both the countries must protect the lives of the innocent civilians on either side’’, she said and added the ceasefire mechanism put in place during 2003 needs to be reinforced to prevent further casualties.

Meanwhile, Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution Department & Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali also expressed serious concern over the continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along LoC in Poonch and Rajouri.

Expressing shock and grief over the killing of three civilians in fresh shelling from across the border in Balakote sector, Zulfkar said, “the Pakistan must stop senseless flare-up along the borders.”

The Minister also instructed for proper treatment of the injured and relief to the next kin of the deceased souls.

Zulfkar said the state government has already taken up the issue of the plight of border residents with Defence Minister Mahohar Parikar at New Delhi recently.

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