Pakistan cautions India against dangerous game

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Pakistan cautions India against dangerous game

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has cautioned India against dangerous game in the region.

Pakistan has asked India not to intensify tension as cross border firing could threaten peace.

Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Pakistan had contacted India after the recent firing along the Line of Control, and urged New Delhi to stop the ‘dangerous game.’

“We definitely have to respond to Indian firing. This is dangerous for the peace in the region,” said one official, citing talks with the Indian counterparts through the diplomatic channels.

He said Pakistan also pretested over the killing of civilians along the LoC by the unprovoked Indian firing.

Another official said Pakistan had asked the United States to take notice of LoC violations by India. “The US has been seeking peace in the region.

We have told them that it is India not Pakistan that is endangering it,” he added.

Islamabad says border firing threat to peace

This week, two people were killed after Indian firing along the LoC. A woman and a 12-year-old boy were killed while another woman was injured in the attack.

The deceased have been identified as Nasreen Bibi and Muhammad Zahid, while the injured as Sonia Bibi. In retaliation, the Pakistan army targeted an Indian check-post along the border.

The military said India violated the ceasefire along the LoC by indiscriminately firing at civilian settlements in the Kot Katera and Tatta Pani sectors.

Last month, Pakistan released 360 Indian prisoners as a goodwill gesture amid persistent tension between the two nuclear armed neighbours.