ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday expressed its concern over DPRK's launch of ballistic missile on July 28, and termed it

a contravention of the UN Security Council resolutions and undermining peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula as well as North East Asia.

A Foreign Office statement said, Pakistan continue to urge the DPRK to comply with its obligations under the UN Security Council resolutions and to refrain from actions that could lead to escalation of tensions in the region and beyond.

It said Pakistan underscores the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

“We call on all relevant parties to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy to reduce tensions and work towards achieving a comprehensive solution", it added.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017