United States has appreciated the efforts made by Pakistan to promote peace and stability in South Asia. The appreciation came during talks between special assistant to Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi and U.S. Advisor on National Security Susan Rice in Washington. Susan rice expressed concern over the increasing tension between Pakistan and India at the line of control. She reiterated the U.S. Position on the need for reducing tension in South Asia and promoting closer cooperation and dialogue between the two countries. The meeting noted that Pakistan’s participation in Heart of Asia Conference in India reflects Pakistan’s commitment to peace and prosperity in Afghanistan. Tariq Fatemi briefed the national security advisor on frequent ceasefire violations by India in recent weeks with particular reference to targeting of civilians across the line of control. He apprised her that Indian forces have been continuously violating ceasefire at line of control and working boundary. Tariq Fatemi said innocent people are being killed due to unprovoked firing by Indian forces. Susan rice said United States wants dialogue between Pakistan and India to normalize the situation.

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