Pakistan Security Brief
Continued firing across LoC kills five civilians, Pakistani government to convene National Security Committee meeting to discuss the issue; IED blast kills two polio workers, one other in Mohmand Agency.
On October 7, five more civilians were killed amidst continued firing by Indian and Pakistani forces across the Line of Control (LoC). Three people were reportedly killed and four injured in the Sialkot area late on October 7. Meanwhile, Indian officials claim that two people were killed and two dozen were injured in firing by Pakistani forces. In a statement on October 7, Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs called upon Indian forces to cease fire immediately and help Pakistan’s efforts in preserving peace in the region. On October 8, the Pakistani government also decided to schedule a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) for October 10 to discuss the ongoing firing along the LoC. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.