İrem UZUN -TDO- The Pakistani government has called on the India to explain the "deliberate targeting" of a UN vehicle in Kashmir, according to an announcement published by Pakistan's foreign ministry on Saturday. The two UN employees were rescued by the Pakistani army, according to the announcement.
Previously, the Pakistani authorities accused India of shooting at a vehicle which was carrying two UN observers. The observers were traveling through the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir to meet with the victims of a prior Indian violation of the ceasefire agreement. India has rubbished the claims and called them "baseless". "The reports emerging from Pakistan side regarding attack on UN vehicles are completely false and factually incorrect. There was no firing from the Indian side in this sector today. Since movements of UN vehicles are known in advance, the question does not arise of any such firing. The allegations are baseless," sources in the Ministry of External Affairs said.
Speaking to the press in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi on Friday, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has alleged that India is preparing to launch a military strike on Pakistani soil and has called for the international community to help de-escalate the situation between the nuclear-armed neighbors. “I want to tell India very clearly that Pakistan is fully prepared to respond and to defeat their designs,” Qureshi said.