Indo-Pak tension: Nawaz Sharif’s high level meeting over relations with India

Islamabad: Among the ongoing tensions with India over the violations of the ceasefire in Kashmir, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting of top foreign policy officials to discuss their relations with the neighbouring country. According to Radio Pakistan’s news, Sharif will be told about important issues related to foreign affairs, including issues of relations with India and Afghanistan. This meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Isaac Dahr and senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs.

The meeting was organised at a time when there was a tension between India and Pakistan due to the violation of the ceasefire several times in Kashmir. Both sides blame each other for these violations.
Just a few days before the meeting, the US has declared Syed Salahuddin, a Pakistani-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader as a global terrorist.

Earlier, the Pakistani army violated the ceasefire on Friday for the third consecutive day and targeted Indian checkpoints and civilian areas with mortar bombs and automatic weapons on LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian troops responded to this ceasefire violation.

A defence spokesman said that the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by targeting the check posts of the Indian Army from four o’clock and 15 minutes on Friday at the Line of Control in Bhimbahar Gali (BG) sector.

Pakistani troops also fired near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district along with small arms in the forward posts and civilian areas in the Poonch district yesterday and mortars were fired, in which two jawans of Indian Army were injured. On Wednesday 27th June, the Pakistan Army had fired in the Bhimbhar Gali (BG) sector violating the ceasefire on the Line of Control.

This is the 23rd violation done by Pakistan in addition to an attack from Pakistan on the other side of the Line of Control in June.