Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria has rejected the Indian claims of surgical strikes across the LoC border said that the country condemns the LoC violations made by India. Denying the claims Zakaria said, "It is a continuation of a pattern of ceasefire violations committed by the Indian forces." In a joint press conference of MEA and Ministry of Defense, DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh told that India had conducted surgical strikes on the night of September 28\u00a0along the LoC. Zakaria, instead, claimed that India has chosen to share false claims with the Indian media and citizens. Zakaria said, "Irresponsible statements from India only escalate the already fragile security situation in the region." He said that Pakistan's neighbour India is trying to divert the attention of the world from the atrocities and grave human rights violations that India has committed in Kashmir. Claiming that Pakistani armed forces have given a befitting response to the Indian violation of LOC, Zakaria added, "Pakistan is ready to defend its people and territory from any Indian aggression or Indian sponsored terrorism on our soil." Earlier there has been controversies regarding the SAARC summit which is scheduled to take place in Pakistan. India has refused to attend the meeting, and the decision has been followed by three other south Asian countries. Apart from India, even Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan have pulled out. Zakaria had said that the decision made by India is 'unfortunate'. There have been reports of the chance that the SAARC summit may be postponed or the venue be changed.