Pak media accuses India of provoking tension

  • Imtiaz Ahmad, Hindustan Times, Islamabad
  • Updated: Oct 08, 2014 00:27 IST

One woman was killed while two people were injured as Indian troops resorted to firing in Charwa sector near the Sialkot working boundary, border officials in Pakistan have told local media channels.

The sector commander for the Chenab Rangers Wasim Zafar said that India has violated the working boundary 21 times this year.

PM Advisor on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, called on India to immediately end its unprovoked firing and resume dialogue instead. Talking to Pakistan Television, Aziz said that the loss of human lives along the LoC and the working boundary was tragic and that steps should be immediately taken to de-escalate the situation.

Aziz said that Pakistan continues to extend its hand it friendship to India and hoped that India would resume dialogue soon.

Radio Pakistan also reported that the US has expressed concern over the violence along the Line of Control. State run Radio Pakistan said when asked to comment on the growing tensions between Pakistan and India, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said the US encourages the two governments to engage in dialogue to address these issues.

ISPR also said there was firing from the Indian side in Nakial, Karela, Kot Kettera, Hot Spring and Jandrot sectors. No casualty was reported in these areas.

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