Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Foreign Office on Tuesday summoned the Indian acting Deputy High Commissioner and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
The Indian forces along the LoC and Working Boundary are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons, the Foreign Office said in a statement.
In 2018, Indian forces carried out more than 2,350 ceasefire violations along the LoC and Working Boundary, resulting in martyrdom of 36 innocent civilians and injuries to 142 others. This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017, when the Indian forces committed 1,970 ceasefire violations, the statement said.
The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation, the Foreign Office said.
A woman was martyred and seven other civilians, including two women and three children, sustained splinter injuries in the latest ceasefire violation by India along the LoC, in Athmuqam, Shahkot Sector on December 31, 2018.