DG ISPR Maj General Asif Ghafoor warns India
RAWALPINDI - Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor says Pakistan's desire for peace should not be taken as weakness as Pakistan Army is fully committed to defend every inch of the motherland.
Addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi on Monday afternoon, he said India continues violating ceasefire agreement despite reiteration of commitment during the recent hotline interaction between Directors General of Pakistan and India.
He said Pakistan army honored the agreement, but the Indian security forces and the media both acted irresponsibly, and ceasefire on Working Boundary was violated by India even last night.
He said India has so far committed 1577 violations on the Line of Control and Working Boundary this year, martyring 48 civilians and wounding 265 others. He said Pakistan Army responds to the Indian firing when civilians are targeted.
Giving a comparison of rise in ceasefire violations by India, the DG ISPR said 2001 ceasefire violations took place from 2003 to 2016; whereas in 2017, 1881 violations were committed.
He said 39 Pakistani civilians were martyred in ceasefire violations in 2015, 46 in 2016, and 56 in 2017.