`Pak cancels flag meet without assigning reasons`

A flag meet, scheduled between Indian and Pak Armies on ceasefire violations in Poonch district was cancelled by Pak Army without assigning reason.

Updated: Jun 16, 2012, 16:51 PM IST

Jammu: A flag meet, scheduled for today, between Indian and Pakistani Armies on ceasefire violations and cross-LoC firing in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district was cancelled by Pakistani Army without assigning any reason.

"Pakistani army has cancelled today`s scheduled flag meeting on ceasefire violations and cross-LoC firing in Poonch sector," Ministry of Defence Public Relation Officer Col R K Palta said.

"They have neither assigned any reason for the abrupt cancellation nor given any fresh dates for the flag meet," he said.

The flag meeting was scheduled for today at 1100 hours at Chakan-Da-Bagh cross-LoC travel and trade point on Indo-Pak border in Poonch to lodge protest with Pakistani army over heavy firing on Indian posts and ceasefire violations by them.
Army has lodged a strong protest with its Pakistani counterpart through hot-line contact over firing on Indian posts along the line of control in Poonch sector since June 13.

Pakistani troops indulged in unprovoked and heavy arms firing on the post along LoC in Krishna Ghati sector on June 13, leaving a jawan dead and three others injured. They also fired on Indian posts in the same area on June 14.
Palta said a message was passed through hotline to Pakistan to exercise restraint for de-escalating the situation.