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A strong protest was lodged by the Government of Pakistan over the killing of Lance Naik Habibullah, as a result of indiscriminate firing by the Indian army in Rawalakot sector today.

Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani called Indian High Commissioner Dr. T.C.A Raghavan to the Foreign Office, today, and conveyed Pakistan’s serious concern over the continued and unwarranted ceasefire violations by the Indian army resulting in loss of precious human lives. He also called upon the Government of India to respect the ceasefire agreement and desist from such acts which have the potential of further escalating the tension.

Foreign Secretary Jilani, while conveying concern over the recent incidents also expressed Government of Pakistan’s desire to engage with India in a constructive dialogue process, aimed at reducing tensions and restoring peace and tranquility along the Line of Control. In this regard, he proposed that senior officials from the foreign ministries and militaries could meet to discuss ways and means to strengthen and expand the existing military and political mechanisms to ensure that the Ceasefire Agreement was observed in letter and spirit.

August 21, 2013

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