press trust of india
Islamabad, 25 October
Pakistan today said it is “disappointed” that progress has not been made on ending ceasefire violations on the LoC, a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed disappointment with his counterpart Nawaz Sharif over the continuing transgressions.
Disputing allegations that Pakistan is indulging in unprovoked firing, Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry said, “We are also disappointed that progress has not been made despite the meeting of two Prime Ministers.”
He alleged that while Prime Minister Sharif was in the USA, Indian troops had targeted 27 Pakistani posts along the LoC and international border.
Mr Chaudhry was responding to a question at his weekly news briefing about Mr Singh’s remarks yesterday.
Mr Singh had asked Mr Sharif “even at this late hour” to recognise what was happening on the LoC and international border is not good for the two countries.
Mr Chaudhry said: “We have absolutely no interest in agitating at LoC. Why would we do that at a time when our PM is visiting the USA? So we also believe that decision of the two PMs must be implemented very quickly. The military officers must meet too.”