ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Pakistan Army is maintaining high level of vigilance and exercising restraint in order to uphold ceasefire and tranquility along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary.
In his address to the National Assembly which resumed its session in Islamabad on Friday with the Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair, the defence minister said that firing violations by Indian troops between September and October last year not only resulted into military and civilian casualties but also raised tensions between Pakistan and India particularly along the Working Boundary.
The Indian troops carried out 224 ceasefire violations on the LoC and the Working Boundary in 2014, and their intensity had been more than the previous violations, the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs and national security Sartaj Aziz told the Senate in October last year.
Action plan being prepared to improve human rights situations: Rasheed
The Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed told the National Assembly on Friday that the government is preparing an action plan to improve human rights situations in the country in consultation with the relevant stakeholders including provincial governments.
In a written reply, the minister told the House that the legal aid support programme on prohibition of torture through the Bar Councils is also being included in the plan.
Rasheed said that his ministry is launching a project titled “Establishment of Help Line for legal Advice on Human Rights Violations” in the country.