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Bilawal Bhutto urges India and Pakistan to restore peace

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 October 2016, 19:56 IST

As tensions continue to escalate between India and Pakistan following the surgical strikes by the Indian Army in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Bilawal Bhutto on 5 October urged both the countries to restore peace.

He tweeted a message and a video for both the countries and urged that war wasn't the solution to the problems between both the countries.

Politics watchers in Pakistan have finally begun to sit up and take notice of the Bhutto scion, who reportedly was an impressive presence at an all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 3 October to discuss the situation vis-a-vis India.

Also read: Demanding proof on surgical strikes indicates India is divided: BJP

Media reports said Bilawal criticized Sharif saying there is no military solution to the Kashmir issue. He also questioned Sharif's foreign policy posturing and said it is creating a climate of hostility.

Meanwhile, Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Sunderbani and Mendhar sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Reports suggest that they are facing strong retaliation from the Indian army.

This comes within a day of another ceasefire violation that took place on 4 October in the Kalsian village of Naushera sector in J&K's Rajouri district.

Also read: No 'chest-thumping' over surgical strikes, PM Modi tells his ministers

First published: 5 October 2016, 19:56 IST
 
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