Pakistan’s new army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday met Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and briefed him about the security situation along the Line of Control and measures being taken against extremism. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s House here, according to an official statement issued by the PM Office.
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed concerns over escalated Pakistan-India tensions at the Line of Control (LoC) urging the two nuclear-armed neighbours to resolve all their outstanding issues through dialogue. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, in a media briefing said, “United Nations is keeping a vigil eye on the escalation in tensions at LoC.” “Ban Ki-moon has appealed Pakistan and India to resolve their all outstanding issues through dialogues,” the spokesman for the world body added.
Two army jawans were killed and five others — two soldiers, two civilian women and a BSF officer — were injured as Pakistani army opened unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district today, violating the ceasefire. In Krishna Ghati, Pakistani army opened fire in a bid to facilitate two infiltration bids, killing one soldier, an army officer said, adding that the attempts to push in infiltrators have been foiled.