Pakistan parliament condemns Indian firing on LoC

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Lahore: Pakistan’s National Assembly on Friday passed a unanimous resolution condemning firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control (LoC) that resulted in the death of seven Pakistani soldiers.

The House denounced what it described as the “unprovoked” Indian firing and “aggression” in Bhimber sector of the LoC that resulted in the casualties and paid tribute to the fallen soldiers. The resolution was tabled by federal minister Barjees Tahir.

The resolution “expressed deep concern over the tragic incident of Indian unprovoked firing in which seven soldiers of Pakistan Army” were killed last week. “The House took serious cognisance of the unprovoked and barbaric attack on the Pakistani border forces by the Indian Army resulting in aggression and clashes,” the resolution said.

On Wednesday, army chief Gen Raheel Sharif had said 11 Indian soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing on the LoC soon after the seven Pakistani troops died on November 14. He said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must have realised by now what Pakistan’s armed forces were capable of and that aggression is counterproductive. India has denied that 11 soldiers were killed in firing by Pakistani troops.