Do not want to aggravate tension: Sharif; Reason behind sharp decline in Pak shelling?

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Jammu, Oct 10: There has been a sharp decline in firing from the Pakistani side, along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Close to eight people have died in the week-long violence in the state and over 60 have been injured.

Amid this, Pakistani Prime Minister's reaction to the ceasefire came as a surprise. Despite reports that it was the Pakistani side that triggered the ceasefire violations, Nawaz Sharif and his defence minister Khawaja Asif said that "We don't want to convert border tension between two nuclear neighbors into confrontation. We do not want to aggravate the border tension between the two countries. However, Pakistan is fully capable of responding to any Indian aggression."

The remarks came after India's Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said,"If Pakistan persists with this adventurism then our forces will continue to fight. The cost of this adventurism will be unaffordable."

Meanwhile, Sharif has called for a meeting with the National Security Committee, which includes the chiefs of the armed forces and the foreign, defence and the home ministries to discuss the ceasefire violations.

Sharif has been criticized by his opposition, Imran Khan, for failing to respond appropriately to India's aggression.

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