All Parties Conference meets to discuss LoC situation

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An All Parites Conference presided by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is underway to discuss the security situation with a special focus on the situation arising out of Indian troops’ unprovoked firing at the Line of Control (LoC).

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met party leaders who reached the venue to attend the meeting. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Defence Minister Khwaja Asif accompanied the premier.

The representatives of all the major political parties are attending the meeting, including Sherry Rehman, Qamar Zaman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Khursheed Shah, Naveed Qamar, Mahmood Khan Achakzai from Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Maulana Fazlur Rehman from Jamiat Ulema Islami.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi would attend the meeting on behalf of party chairman Imran Khan.

The government had issued invitation letters to the heads of the parliamentary parties for the meeting earlier.

The parliamentary leaders will be briefed on the situation in Occupied Kashmir and LoC.

Indian Forces have violated the ceasefire agreement at the LoC thrice in three weeks. In one of the episodes of firing two Pakistan Army personnel were martyred.

The Foreign Office has reacted strongly to the incident claiming that India is continuously violating the border agreement.

Tensions between the two countries have mounted following an attack on Uri which killed 18 Indian soldiers and the killing of Kashmiri separatist Burhan Wani.

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