Pakistan charges India of ceasefire violations, cancellation of the NSA-level talks

New York: Upping the ante on the eve of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the UN General Assembly, Pakistan has accused India of ceasefire violations, holding “sham” elections in Jammu and Kashmir while putting the onus on it for cancellation of the NSA-level talks.

At the same time, Sharif’s adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan was ready to hold talks with India “at any level, without any preconditions” to resolve all outstanding issues, including the Kashmir dispute.

Addressing a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir here, he said India has resorted to “unprovoked and indiscriminate” ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border and sought impartial investigation into it.

“We request the OIC Contact Group to impress upon India to refrain from ceasefire violations, which are becoming a threat to peace in the region,” he said.

Pressing for plebiscite in Kashmir, Aziz said, “India continues to hold sham elections in J-K, with coercive military presence”. (PTI)

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