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National Security Committee expresses concern over repeated ceasefire violations by India

ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee in its meeting in Islamabad on Friday expressed deep concern over repeated ceasefire violations at Line of Control by India resulting in loss of innocent lives.

The meeting chaired Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also condemned violation of human rights in occupied Kashmir and use of excessive force against unarmed civilians.

Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and senior civil and military officials were also present on this occasion.

The committee was informed that the prime minister in his meeting with United Nations secretary general, had handed over a dossier documenting the systematic human rights violations by India in occupied Kashmir and stressed the need for appointing a special envoy on Jammu and Kashmir.

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The forum was briefed that Shahid Abbasi and Asif had engaged the leadership of several important countries to share Pakistan’s perspective on regional and global security challenges.

It was also informed that the foreign minister had visited key regional countries, including China, Iran and Turkey to apprise their leadership of Pakistan’s perspective on crucial regional and international issues.

The National Security Committee also reviewed the current developments in the relationship with Afghanistan as well as common avenues for continued cooperation, especially border management and repatriation of refugees.

The committee reiterated its commitment for peace in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

The committee expressed its unwavering resolve to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against all forms of external aggression.



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