Pakistan said on Friday that it wants a peaceful resolution of all issues with India, including the Kashmir issue and the recent consensus on the ceasefire is in line with Islamabad’s stance. As part of an important step to reduce tensions, the forces of India and Pakistan said on Thursday that they have agreed to strictly abide by all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other areas.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhary said during a press conference, ‘Pakistan has always said that we want a peaceful resolution of all issues including the issue of internationally recognized Jammu and Kashmir. There is no change in our theoretical stance.

“There has been no change in the old stand of Pakistan for all pending issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” he said. He said that Pakistan has consistently underlined the need to literally abide by the 2003 ceasefire agreement to maintain peace along the Line of Control.

He said, ‘We have also said that escalation of conflict along the Line of Control is a threat to regional peace and security. Therefore, this development is in line with Pakistan’s stance. Chaudhary alleged that more than 13,600 ceasefire violations have been committed by India since 2003 and that there were 3,097 ceasefire violations in 2020 alone, killing 28 people and injuring 257 civilians.

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