Pakistan’s patience should not be considered weakness, PM warns India

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Tuesday that Pakistan was showing all possible restraint on Indian aggression.

The prime minister further said the country’s patience should not be taken as weakness, adding that Pakistanis should not be considered a soft target.

The prime minister chaired a meeting which discussed the situation along the Line of Control (LoC). The meeting was attended by PM’s advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, National Security Adviser Nasir Janjua, special assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and other senior officials.

Sartaj Aziz briefed the meeting about Indian firing and ceasefire violations at the LoC.

According to the PM House spokesman, 26 Pakistanis had lost their lives in unprovoked firing by India, while 107 including women and children had been injured.

Pakistan is capable of tackling any aggression, the prime minister said. “Our military is ready to give adequate response to any aggression.”

The prime minister emphasized that regional peace was at risk as Indian aggression at LoC escalated. He added that India wanted to distract world attention from atrocities being committed in occupied Kashmir.

Prime Minister Sharif called on the United Nations to take notice of Indian violations.