ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday said that Indian forces under the cover of unprovoked firing were engaged in constructing bunkers in locations within five hundred metres of the working boundary.
Speaking to media representatives at the weekly briefing in Islamabad, FO spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said the construction of these bunkers is in violation of the 2010 agreement between New Delhi and Islamabad.
"Pakistan would never permit this construction which is in violation of a bilateral agreement," Aslam said at the briefing for journalists.
The agreement prohibits any construction, including that of bunkers, within 500 metres of either side of the working boundary.
Speaking about the situation along the Line of Control (LoC), she said: “Kashmiri people also live on the other side of the LoC, and Pakistani armed forces always take their safety in consideration when retaliating to Indian firing along the LoC."
She rejected allegations levelled by acting Afghan Interior Minister Umer Daudzai who had said that Pakistan was supplying weapons to the Afghan Taliban. Daudzai had made these allegations while visiting India.
"Pakistan is not supporting any group in Afghanistan and Pakistani security forces are taking decisive action against all militant groups...there is no question of supporting any group by Pakistan," Aslam said.
"Pakistan supports only the new political administration in Kabul," she remarked.
Aslam also briefed the press that the Nepalese Foreign Minister was visiting Pakistan and had invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend the upcoming Saarc summit in Kathmandu to be held on November 26 and 27.
Regarding Malala Yousufzai, she said: “This young girl has brought honour for Pakistan for which the country is extremely proud of her as well as of her mission of promoting education.”