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Sharif discusses security situation along LoC with parliamentary leaders


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday chaired a meeting of parliamentary leaders to discuss the security situation amid growing tensions with the Indian side and increased ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

Addressing the leaders, Sharif said the session was very important because a unified message from the political leadership of Pakistan will be sent out, reports Geo News.

He said that the Kashmir issue had become a flash point after Burhan Wani's death, adding that the United Nations should take up Kashmir as an issue which threatens peace in the region.

A joint statement for the parliamentary session is being prepared.

The statement will call for matters to speed up on the diplomatic front. It will call for a United Nations Human Rights Commission to be sent to the Indian side of Kashmir.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said it was a moment of great pride for the nation that all political parties were united on the Kashmir issue, adding that there could be no compromise on the Kashmir issue.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who was representing chairman Imran Khan at the meeting, said that his party had several differences with the government, adding yet he chose to attend the meeting as they were on the same page with the government on the Kashmir issue.

The leaders of other political parties including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) also echoed similar sentiments.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, October 03 2016. 18:42 IST