Pakistan doesn't want to vitiate tense LoC situation: FO
16 January, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday said that it did not want to vitiate the already tense situation along the Line of Control (LoC) by making irresponsible statements like the statements from the Indian army chief.
Commenting on the recent remarks by the Indian army chief on the ceasefire violations on the LoC, a Foreign Office spokesperson said, "Pakistan attaches great importance to the ongoing peace process with India, and is committed to resolving the issue of LoC violations under the agreed mechanism."
He also reiterated Pakistan's earlier offer to hold a thorough investigation by the United Nations Military Observer's Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
The Foreign Office spokesman also welcomed the statement by the Indian external affairs minister who expressed his government's commitment to ensure that the peace process could not be derailed. The spokesperson underlined Pakistan's desire to continue the dialogue process with India in a sustained and result-oriented manner.
"It is important that both sides make serious efforts to avoid distractions in our common efforts towards creating a peaceful environment."