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India declined 'message for peace', won't stop ceasefire violations: Pak

PTI
Published : Dec 10, 2017, 8:03 am IST
Updated : Dec 10, 2017, 12:49 pm IST

Pak Foreign Office spokesman also alleged that India was using cross border attacks to divert attention from the issue of Kashmir.

Pak Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal claimed that Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in a letter to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj had urged for calm and respect for the 2003 ceasefire agreement. (Photo: AFP)
 Pak Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal claimed that Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in a letter to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj had urged for calm and respect for the 2003 ceasefire agreement. (Photo: AFP)

Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday accused India of turning down its "message for peace" by refusing to stop ceasefire violations.

Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal claimed that Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in a letter to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj had urged for calm and respect for the 2003 ceasefire agreement.

 

"India has responded to the letter and instead of accepting our message for peace once again repeated old allegations of cross border incursions and refused to stop violations," the spokesperson said.

Faisal also said that India was not ready for independent verification of its allegations or to accept Pakistan's proposal of giving proper access to the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

Read: Pakistan summons Indian DHC over Army’s 'ceasefire violations'

India maintains that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control (LoC).

 

Faisal alleged that India was using cross border attacks to divert attention from the issue of Kashmir.

Tags: ceasefire violations, pak foreign minister, khawaja asif, sushma swaraj, line of control (loc), pakistan's position on kashmir issue, jammu and kashmir situation
Location: Pakistan, Islamabad, Islamabad