Pakistan and India Criticize Military Intervention in Libya

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Pakistan has criticized the West’s military intervention in Libya. A statement issued by the Foreign Office on 22nd March said, “Peaceful political solution needs to be evolved by the Libyan people themselves in the spirit of mutual accommodation and national reconciliation.” It also called Qaddafi’s claims of civilian casualties resulting from air assaults “extremely distressing”.

The criticism comes after the Indian government said it opposed military action in Libya. Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna called for an end to air strikes in Libya on Monday. He stated these strikes would lead to harming “innocent civilians, foreign nationals and diplomatic missions.” “India calls upon all parties to abjure violence and the use of threat and force to resolve the differences. I think the need of the hour is cessation of armed conflict,” he added.

 

 

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