PM chairs Federal Cabinet meeting to discuss Kashmir, LoC situation

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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing an important meeting of the Federal Cabinet today (Friday).

Secretary Foreign Affairs will brief the Cabinet on Kashmir issue and tensions between Pakistan and India along the Line of Control (LoC).

The Prime Minister would also apprise the members about his recent visit to New York where he addressed the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session and had bilateral meetings with a number of heads of delegations from various countries.

Before resumption of the meeting, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said India is using diversionary tactics in a bid to distract attention of the international community from its brutalities in held Kashmir.

He said Pakistan would confront India diplomatically but our armed forces are also fully prepared to defend the country.

Support to the just struggle of the Kashmiri people would remain priority of Pakistan, he added.

READ: Pak Army rejects India s claim of surgical strikes across LoC

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif reiterated that Pakistan does not want escalation of tension but it is ready to meet any eventuality.

He said Pakistan would respond befittingly to any firing by India across the Line of Control.

The Defence Minister said India is displaying irresponsible attitude and trying to playing with the galleries in a bid to hoodwink its public opinion.

2016-09-30

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