ISLAMABAD, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan said Friday that all channels of communication are open with India and new signals coming from the eastern neighbour indicate that tensions are reducing.
Pakistani Foreign Ministry Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said that diplomatic, military and trade channels are some of the means through which both countries have communications.
"Pakistan's policy is based on restraint, responsibility and dialogue," he told the weekly press briefing.
Tensions heightened over exchange of fire between the forces of the nuclear armed neighbors along the Line of Control (LoC) in disputed Kashmir in recent days.
Both countries accuse each other of violating the 2003 ceasefire.
Pakistan military sources said that two civilians were killed and 12 others, including four soldiers, were injured in 34 violations by India over the past 12 days, local media reported Friday.
The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said the government has conveyed its concerns about the LoC ceasefire violations to India in a clear way.
When asked if Pakistan would grant the status of Most Favored Nation to India, the spokesman said there is need to build consensus with stakeholders in Pakistan.
He said Pakistan is committed to normalizing trade relations with India and will try to further expand these.
Pakistani military Friday accused Indian troops of again violating the ceasefire and opening unprovoked fire on its territory.
The military sources said that the Indian troops "continued" LoC violations on Friday and fired on Pakistani territory in Kotli and Battal sectors in Kashmir.
According to military sources, Indian troops committed LoC violations twice and targeted civilians on Thursday.
Indian troops fired over 800 mortar and artillery shells injuring six civilians in Kotli sector.