ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday conveyed its concerns over ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary between India and Pakistan to a visiting two-member US congressional delegation.
The delegation met with top government functionaries in Islamabad, including Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.
The US delegation comprised Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King. During the meeting, a number of issues, including Pakistan’s relations with the US and the regional situation, came under discussion. Aziz highlighted the steps taken by the government for the country’s economic revival and good governance.
The US Senators appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to curb terrorism and acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistan in this regard. Both sides agreed on addressing the root causes of terrorism to reach a long-term solution.
The recent ceasefire violations across the LoC and the working boundary were discussed at length, with Aziz conveying Pakistan’s viewpoint on the matter.
“Mr Aziz underscored the government’s approach of seeking peace in the neighbourhood and expressed his concern at the current security situation along the LoC,” Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said in a statement.