Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations along LOC

Pakistan has lodged a strong protest over the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces on Working Boundary and the Line of Control (LoC) that resulted in the martyrdom of six civilians and injuries to eight civilians.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO), Director General South Asia and SAARC Dr. Mohammad Faisal summoned  Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J.P. Singh and strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian Forces on the LoC in Nikial and Jandrot sectors yesterday.

Dr Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit, stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the Working Boundary and the LoC.

178 cease fire violation this year: ISPR

According to ISPR, a group of United Nation’s Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan visited the Line of Control near Kotli on Tuesday.

The group was apprised about the Indian high handedness of targeting civilian population.

India has committed one hundred and seventy-eight ceasefire violations at Line of Control and Working boundary this year which claimed nineteen casualties of civilians, said ISPR.

It was told that over eighty civilians have also been injured in shelling and firing.