Aaghaz-e-Dosti urges Pakistan, India to reopen diplomatic channels

The youth led voluntary initiative for Indo-Pak Friendship, Aaghaz-e-Dosti Friday expressed concern over increased incidents of ceasefire violations between the two countries across Line of Control.

"We believe that governments of the two countries are capable enough to engage in dialogue with each other and should do their best efforts to reduce these incidents of violations and cross border firings till the extent that it should not happen at all," it said in a statement.

"Such cross border firings often result as fatal to soldiers and civilians on both sides and both countries must understand the pain and suffering of these soldiers and civilians who are human being."

The initiative urged Islamabad and New Delhi to reopen diplomatic channels to prevent future escalations, arguing that continuous cross-border shelling has resulted in casualties on both sides.

"There are media reports available that even children have been died as they got trapped in these firings.

"Many houses have been made damaged on both sides despite a considerable number of population live on both sides of line."

The initiative expressed the hope that the two countries through negotiations could prevent further ceasefire violations.

"Meetings of two NSAs also bring some hope to us for its positive results are yet to come on ground and most required on border where lives of innocent people are on stake," it added.

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