ISLAMABAD: Expressing deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of Pakistani soldiers in the latest cross-border violation along the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian forces, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warned India that Pakistan was fully capable of defending our soil against any aggression.
“We are fully capable of defending our soil against any aggression. The Indian Forces have resorted to escalating tension on LoC only to detract the world’s attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK)”, the premier stressed.
At least seven Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday night during cross-border firing across the border in the disputed Kashmir region, where tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours have surged in recent months.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed on Monday that the soldiers were killed in the Bhimber sector.
Paying tributes to the martyrs, the prime minister said in statement issued by the PM’s Media Wing that it was unfortunate to see India constantly violating the ceasefire accord at the LoC.
“There is an indigenous uprising against Indian occupation, and the Indian government is failing to read the writing on the wall. By creating tension at LoC, the Indian forces are uselessly trying to divert the attention from the Kashmir issue”, Prime Minister Sharif added.
He said that Pakistani soldiers and civilians who sacrificed their lives in defending their motherland would always be remembered and held in the highest esteem.