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AJK opposition leader calls for concrete measures to protect LoC population

By Our staff reporter

MUZAFFARABAD: Terming civil population residing along the Line of Control as second defence line of the country, leader of opposition in AJK Legislative Aassembly, Chaudhry Muhammad Yaseen called for concrete measures to protect their lives and properties.

He was talking to delegation of the affectees of Indian shelling at southern district Kotli of Azad Kashmir on Saturday.

“People residing along the Line of Control live in miserable conditions as they cannot move out of their homes, plough their fields or even burry their dead,” Yaseen said.

He demanded construction of concrete bunkers along the every residential house located at the LoC to provide safe cover to the people especially to children and women against the periodic Indian shelling from across the Line of Control.

He urged Pakistan and AJK governments to take practical steps for the safety and security of civil population instead of offering mere lip- service.

The steps, he said including construction of concrete bunkers, setting up mobile medical units for immediate treatment of injured and especial financial package to provide sustenance allowance to those who had lost their bread winners due to Indian shelling.

Expressing grave concern over unabated ceasefire violations by Indian troops across LoC, PPP leader also called upon the United Nations and international human rights organisations to take cognizance of the situation.

He claimed that the motive of unprovoked Indian firing was to force the local population to flee from the LoC, but the valiant Kashmiris could not be frightened by such negative tactics.

Yaseen pointed out that India had failed to suppress the mass movement in held Kashmir, and apart from unleashing their reign of terror on the Kashmiris, it was taking revenge of its failure and frustration from the people living near the LoC.

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