Khawaja Asif warns India over ceasefire violation


ISLAMABAD: Defense Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday has strongly condemned Indian provocation on Sialkot’s Working Boundary and said that ceasefire violation has manifested the nefarious intentions of India.


The defence minister tweeted, There is no space for a limited war … Any attack on us will depended on pakistan’s choice of response and timing.


Earlier, Khawaja Asif also expressed grief and sorrow over the killings of innocent civilians by Indian forces.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said Pakistan would raise India’s ceasefire violations at all international forums.

The latest episode of cross-border firing comes days after high-level talks between the two country’s National Security Advisers were cancelled.

In the last instance of unprovoked Indian shelling in Sialkot’s Sucheetgarh and Charwah sectors on Aug 18, 60-year-old Mohammad Shareef was killed when he was hit by a mortar shell.

A team of United Nations observers visited the villages hit by Indian shelling and met the family of Shareef at Thathi Khurd village, Sucheetgarh.

The UN team also met other locals affected by Indian shelling and sought details from them about the fresh BSF hostilities, which caused heavy losses of their property and livestock.