In­creas­ing cease­fire vi­o­la­tions by In­dian forces alarm­ing: DG ISPR

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RAWALPINDI: Di­rec­tor Gen­eral ISPR Ma­jor Gen­eral Asif Ghafoor has ex­pressed con­cern over in­creas­ing cease­fire vi­o­la­tions on the Line of Con­trol (LoC) and Work­ing Bound­ary by the In­dian forces.

Ad­dress­ing a news con­fer­ence here on Thurs­day, he said fifty-five civil­ians have so far been mar­tyred in the cease­fire vi­o­la­tions by the In­dian forces this year, which is the high­est num­ber in the his­tory.

He said In­dian forces are de­lib­er­ately tar­get­ing civil­ians across the Line of Con­trol. He said Pak­istan has taken sev­eral pos­i­tive ini­tia­tives for peace with In­dia, and the lat­est one is ground­break­ing of Kar­tarpur cor­ri­dor.

He said the cor­ri­dor will be con­structed in six months and four thou­sand Sikh pil­grims will be able to visit the Kar­tarpur daily.

He said it will be one- way cor­ri­dor from the In­dian side to Kar­tarpur and the Sikh pil­grims will re­main re­stricted to Kar­tarpur.

Ma­jor Gen­eral Asif Ghafoor re­gret­ted that the Kar­tarpur cor­ri­dor ini­tia­tive was neg­a­tively pre­sented in In­dia. How­ever, he hoped that In­dia will pos­i­tively re­spond to this good­will ges­ture. Giv­ing over­view of the do­mes­tic se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion, the DG ISPR said that law and or­der has greatly im­proved across the coun­try.

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