Islamabad: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said Thursday that continued ceasefire violations on Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary by India is an unsuccessful attempt of neighbouring country to distract Pakistan from its war against terror. General Raheel Sharif said this during his visit to forward locations on LoC where he met with soldiers deployed on the front lines.

Talking to troops General Raheel said the battle hardened Pakistan Army is successfully handling “two different kinds of war” and is capable of defending every inch of the beloved motherland. He greeted soldiers on Eidul Azha in advance while appreciating their morale, professionalism and valour in defending the motherland and for giving a befitting response each time Indian troops resort to unprovoked firing across the LoC and the Working Boundary.

Expressing solidarity with the civilians living in bordering villages, the army chief paid rich tribute to their resilience and sacrifices in braving Indian aggression. He reiterated that Pakistan Army will provide all necessary assistance to civilians affected by such aggression. On September 6, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has said that Pakistan was ready for any type of war no matter it is hot start and cold star, in veiled reference to the statement of Indian army chief that their forces are prepared to launch attack across border into Pakistan.

Pakistan has also decided in principle to highlight in the UN General Assembly the continuous violations of ceasefire on the LoC and Working Boundary by the Indian security forces as well as interference of Indian intelligence agency RAW in whipping up terrorism across Pakistan. Pakistan is finalising three difference dossiers relating to Indian violations of ceasefire on LoC and Working Boundary as well as India’s interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs by sponsoring terrorism.

Earlier this month, Pakistan Rangers and India Border Security Force (BSF) after a three-day bi-annual meeting had agreed to stop border violations along the LoC, check smuggling and ensure expeditious repatriation of those who inadvertently cross borders. A recent report said 26 Pakistanis have been killed in over 200 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary over the past three months.