LoC Tension, Terror Attacks are Challenges: Pak PM

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today cited "Indian adventures on the Line of Control" and a wave of terrorist attacks as examples of security challenges faced by Pakistan as it moves toward a general election, which is expected to be held in May.

"Recent Indian adventures on the Line of Control and a wave of terrorist attacks in the country amidst political flux ahead of national elections point towards the magnitude, scale and enormity of the challenges faced by the country," Ashraf said.

Addressing participants of a course on "national security and war" at the National Defence University, the Premier said Pakistan had "initiated a composite dialogue process with India to resolve all issues, including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir."

He did not go into details of recent ceasefire violations along the LoC.

Ashraf said his government is "fully aware of the criticality of the situation and is taking all possible measures to maintain stability, national cohesion and preserve national interests."

Several ceasefire violations were reported along the LoC this month. They were the worst violations of the ceasefire put in place in 2003. Two Indian soldiers were killed while Pakistan claimed three of its soldiers died in the incidents.

The Directors General of Military Operations of both sides recently discussed the issue.

The Pakistan Premier said there was "national consensus on fighting and eliminating extremism and terrorism which threaten not only our national security but also our way of life."

"We will not allow terrorists and extremists to subdue our will or frighten us. Terrorism has changed our lifestyles. Though the people of Pakistan, its law enforcement agencies, particularly the armed forces, have rendered unprecedented sacrifices...In the fight against terrorism, yet the international clamour to do more refuses to die," he added.

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Jan 22, 2013
09:23 PM

Come on!! The dude is joking. With India going to do absolutely nothing, what challenge you have? Challenges come up when the other person has certain manliness and spine. India has none. We have proved it time and again. So why worry?

Rakhal, Philadelphia
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