ISLAMABAD- The national assembly which met in Islamabad today evening was told that Indian forces committed 243 unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC and working boundary last year.

In his written statement during question hour, the Advisor for Foreign Affairs said that Indian forces committed 71 cease-fire violations in October last. These included 30 on the LoC and 32 on the working boundary .

He said that his Ministry took several initiatives to focus world attention on Indian forces hostile acts and urged the need to strengthen mandate of UN Military Observer Group.

The Advisor told the national assembly that Pakistan has also called upon the UN to carry out impartial inquiry into the incidents of cease-fire through the UN Observers Group.

To another question, the House was told that Pakistan and the UAE are holding talks to improve scrutiny of stakeholders and the hiring process of Pakistani laborers to the UAE companies.

Responding on a call attention notice, Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shehzadi Umerzadi Tiwana said that Government is taking preventive measures to stop oil theft in the country and to ensure that no such incident takes place in future.

 

She told that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government has appointed a Commission to investigate into reported theft of oil from Karak oil field. Annual report of the State Bank on the state of the economy for 2013-14 was also laid before the House.