UN teams visit border villages

SIALKOT: A team of United Nations (UN) observers in Pakistan visited the border villages in Sucheetgarh and Charwah Sectors along the Sialkot Working Boundary here Saturday.

According to DCO Dr. Asif Tufail, the UN Observes met with the Indian-shelling-affected people and they sought details from them about the recent spells of Indian heavy shelling, which caused big losses of their properties and cattle.

The UN observers also met with the families of martyred Pakistani civilians in village Kundan Pur-Sucheetgarh, who were martyred there by the unprovoked intensified mortar shelling of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on August 28, (a day ago) here.

On Aug 28, eight civilians were killed including a women and children, while 56 injured seriously by the unprovoked intensified BSF shelling.

Team of UN observers met the villagers, witnessed and gathered information of damage caused to human lives and property due to recent Indian hostility on the Working Boundary.

The people told the UN Observers that the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) targeted the civilian population when the local people were sleeping on the roof tops and in the courtyards of their houses, badly damaging houses and cattle sheds.

Day to day living of civil population all along the Sialkot Working Boundary is badly affected. People have almost fled their homes and taken refuge in nearest safe places.