PM says’LoC firing threat to international peace BAGH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said here on Wednesday that the hearts of Pakistanis beat in unison with Kashmiris and warned that the incidents of firing across the Line of Control (LoC) were a threat to international peace.
“Our patience should not be taken as our weakness… desire for peace is our strength,” he told a gathering after inaugurating a string of development projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The prime minister said recent incidents of firing from across the LoC and death of civilians had shaken the conscience of the international community.
He termed such incidents a threat to international peace and said Pakistan would continue to raise its voice against human rights violations and atrocities at all international forums. “We cannot forget those who lost their lives along the LoC.”
Pakistani citizens and their property along the Working Boundary had also been attacked, Mr Sharif added.
Prime Minister Sharif said the Oct 8, 2005, earthquake had devastated vast areas, but also proved to be an opportunity to build better.
He said Pakistan had no experience of coping with a calamity of this magnitude, but the people had risen to the challenge with courage and commitment, with help from the armed forces and the international community.
Nawaz Sharif praised the performance of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority and said the rebuilt projects could be compared with those in the developed world.