India violated ceasefire 70 times in July-August, says Basit

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ISLAMABAD: Refusing to be either apologetic or cowed down after being summoned by the Indian External Affairs Ministry, which protested “unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops”, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit told the Indian media that India was guilty of violating the ceasefire agreement 70 times along the LoC and Working Boundary in the months of July and August.

“There is a need for a more effective mechanism to determine who indulges in the unprovoked firing. We are concerned about the ceasefire violations in the months of July and August. There have been close to 70 ceasefire violations from this side (Indian) of the LoC (Line of Control) and the Working Boundary,” he told the media outside the ministry.