Amid the rising tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue, Islamabad Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa has said that all the communication channels between the militaries of the two countries remain open.
Bajwa stressed that there was a need to resolve the issues between India and Pakistan through dialogues. He also confirmed that communication took place between Director Generals of the Military Operations (DGMOs) of both the countries in the wake of escalating cross border firing at the Line of Control (LoC).
"All communication channels including the hotline between the two militaries are open," he told Xinhua news agency in an exclusive interview.
He said that Pakistan wants peaceful relations with all countries in the region "and that is the policy of the state of Pakistan and that is the policy of the political government and every element of power in the country follows the same policy".
Bajwa stood by Pakistan’s stand saying India violated the ceasefire along the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29 and later claimed it carried out "surgical strikes".
"We did check everything on ground and we found the claim was absolutely false."
Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after the Uri terror attack on September 19. In reply to the Uri attacks, India carried out surgical strikes across the LoC targeting seven terrorists launch pad, a claim that has been denied by Pakistan.