Rehman Malik writes to FM on LOC violations by Indian troops


Irfan Aligi


Senate Standing Committee on Interior Chairman and former Interior Minister Senator A. Rehman Malik today on Friday has penned a letter to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi urging him to take the case of continuous unprovoked cease-fire violation and targeting of civilian population by India to the United Nations General Assembly and International Court of Justice (ICJ). He has asked the Foreign Minister to request the United Nations Security Council to appoint a Special Commission to investigate all cease-fire violations by India, increase the strength of Military Observers across LoC and also file a claim of damages in terms of lives and properties in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against India.
Senator Rehman Malik has written the letter based on the Truce Agreement signed both by Pakistan, India and United Nations which bounds the two country to implement it in letter and spirit. he said that the Truce Agreement is actually a trilateral agreement as United Nations is signatory in it and both the countries continued to make agreement regarding Line of Control but did not change the contents of ‘Truce Agreement of 1949’ and it is still in vogue.
In the letter Senator A. Rehman Malik has advised Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as following: Proper investigation by UN Commission into the continuous unprovoked cease-fire violations and targeting of civilian population by India Armed Forces at Line of Control. Imposing Penalties on Indian Government for violation of “Truce Agreement” which was supervised / countersigned by United. Request for deployment of additional UN Military Observers at LoC to ensure an effective supervision to maintain proper control on the line of control as per the Truce Agreement of 1949.

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