ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has condemned in the strongest words the unprovoked firing by Indian security forces on a civil bus carrying innocent civilians along Line of Control (LoC) near Neelum valley in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and soldiers of Pakistan Army on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and grant of courage to the loved ones of the martyrs to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude. He said that the three valiant Jawans of armed forces who embraced martyrdom at LoC today are held in highest esteem. The whole nation will remember this sacrifice of our valiant Jawans who left no stone unturned while defending their beloved motherland. Despite our exercise of maximum restraint in the wake of continuing naked Indian aggression along LoC resulting in the martyrdom of innocent civilians including children and women, India has failed to comprehend the gravity of the situation.
No responsible state can permit targeting innocent civilians in general and ambulances carrying the injured in particular. In fact, India is trying to divert the attention of the international community from the grave human rights violations and atrocities being committed by the Indian security forces in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. Pakistan will never abandon their Kashmiri brethren and will continue to support them in their just and legitimate freedom struggle for their right to self-determination in accordance with the UNSC Resolutions.