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Nawaz Sharif chairs high-level meeting over ceasefire violations in Kashmir

India TV News Desk New Delhi 30 Jun 2017, 13:35:53 IST
India TV News Desk

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a high-level meeting of top foreign policy officials to review the situation arising out of ongoing ceasefire violations along Line of Control (LC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Radio Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was briefed by officials about important foreign policy affairs issues  including ties with India and Afghanistan.

The meeting was attended amongst others by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and senior officials of the Foreign Office.  

The meeting comes days after the Unite States declared Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) for third consecutive day today by targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs, small and automatic weapons in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

This was the 23rd incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops this month. 

"The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 0415 hours today on the Indian Army posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector," a defence spokesman said.

The Indian troops returned the fire strongly and effectively, he said.