Pakistan

LoC firing threat to international peace, says PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said here on Wednesday that the hearts of Pakistanis beat in unison with Kashmiris and warned that the incidents of firing across the Line of Control (LoC) were a threat to international peace.

“Our patience should not be taken as our weakness… desire for peace is our strength,” he told a gathering after inaugurating a string of development projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The prime minister said recent incidents of firing from across the LoC and death of civilians had shaken the conscience of the international community.

He termed such incidents a threat to international peace and said Pakistan would continue to raise its voice against human rights violations and atrocities at all international forums. “We cannot forget those who lost their lives along the LoC.”

Pakistani citizens and their property along the Working Boundary had also been attacked, Mr Sharif added.

The prime minister said Pakistan was playing an effective role against terrorism and would continue its fight till elimination of terrorists from its soil.

He said all those supporting terrorism would also be dealt with.

The Zarb-i-Azb operation was gaining success and would continue till all objectives were achieved, the prime minister observed.

He said incidents of kidnapping for ransom, targeted killing and extortion in Karachi had decreased to a negligible level and street crimes would also be curbed.

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