ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Friday briefed the mission heads of the permanent members of the UN Security Council regarding the continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian forces at along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary.

The adviser strongly condemned the reprehensible attack on the civilian bus in Neelum Valley on November 23. He said the Indian forces also fired upon the ambulances that had come to rescue the injured people from the site of the attack.

The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is condemnable and deplorable and must be investigated, said Sartaj.

The adviser referred to persistent ceasefire violations by India, especially during the last two months, which resulted in the loss of more than 45 innocent civilian lives and injuries to more than 139 others along the LoC and the Working Boundary.

Indian belligerence is a threat to the regional peace and security and can lead to a strategic miscalculation that would be disastrous for the region, said Sartaj.

The adviser once again called upon the permanent members of UN Security Council to play their crucial role in maintaining global peace and security and urge India to immediately put an end to escalation and bloodshed along the LoC and the Working Boundary.