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Worried over ‘Kashmir situation’, Pak says Afghan peace talks will take a hit

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KARACHI: Pakistan on Saturday threatened that the situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir will have serious repercussion on the ongoing Afghan peace process if ‘things go out of hand’.
According to ARY News the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi ‘vehemently opposed India’s designs and increased aggression in Pak held Kashmir and on the Line of Control (LoC).’
“If things got out of hand then the recent scuffles between both countries over the disputed territory of Kashmir could result in serious repercussions for the entire region and the Afghan ‘Peace talks’ initiative, which is being spearheaded by Pakistan,” the report quoted Qureshi as having said.
Earlier in the day Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces accused India of ‘illegal use of cluster ‘toy’ bombs along the Line of Control (LoC) to target the civilian population.
The ISPR expressed deep resentment over the fact and called it a “complete and utter transgression on part of India against the basic and fundamental Human Rights.”
FM Qureshi also expressed his doubts over the recent escalation in aggression along the line of control (LoC) and the recently beefed up Indian Army presence in Kashmir.
“Indian preparations are concerning and may plunge the region into further anarchy and chaos,” Qureshi said.
He also expressed his doubts over calls to ration food and ban on edible imports by India, which also implicated something serious brewing on the other side of the border.
Reacting to the beefed-up ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), the Pakistan Army said that it will take all measures to protect innocent civilians from Indian firing.

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