Foreign Office lodges protest with India over LoC firing


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India against unprovoked cease-fire violation by its forces at the Line of Control in Nakial Sector (Kotli). Indian Deputy High Commissioner was called in by the Foreign Office on Monday.

A protest was lodged against unprovoked cease-fire violations on Sunday and day before, by Indian troops at the Line of Control in Kotli sector, which resulted in martyrdom of three civilians. Fifteen civilians were also injured as a result of Indian fire.

The Indian Deputy High Commissioner was conveyed that the Indian side must investigate the incident, share findings of the investigations with Pakistan, instruct its troops to respect the cease-fire, in letter and in spirit, and maintain peace on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has noted with regret and deep concern that during the last two months, so far, there have been 70 cease-fire violations from the Indian side of the LoC and the Working Boundary.

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