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Pak should follow PM Modi’s advice on joint fight against poverty: Mehbooba Mufti
Jammu 24 January 2018
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that Pakistan would do well to pay heed to Prime Minister Modi's suggestion on ending bloodshed on the borders due to ceasefire violations.

In the wake of rising tensions at the border, and rising incidents of ceasefire violations Prime Minister Modi had last week reminded Pakistan that instead of fighting with guns, both India and Pakistan need to fight the menace of poverty and epidemic.

Endorsing Prime Minister Modi's thought, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while speaking during a discussion in the state legislature, said Pakistan should pay heed to the thought put forth by Prime Minister Modi.

Mufti assured the house that given the incessant firing by Pakistan at the border, the state government is constructing bunkers for the safety of the civilians living in border areas. But she also noted that it would just be a temporary solution.

The international border remained more or less peaceful on Wednesday. However, army jawan Jagdish Prasad , injured during firing by Pakistan at the LOC in Naushera sector in Rajouri district last week , succumbed to his injuries at an army hospital in the morning. Jagdish Prasad was a resident of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand.

The security forces neutralised an IED planted in a pressure cooker by terrorists in Kashmir's Pulwama district at its railway station as well.

Meanwhile in the wake of Republic Day, security has been beefed up across the Kashmir valley to avoid any untoward incident.
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