Pakistan summons Indian envoy, lodges protest over ceasefire violations along LoC

Pakistan summons Indian envoy, lodges protest over ceasefire violations along LoC

Islamabad (Agencies): Pakistan summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia on Wednesday and lodged a strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) during last week.


In a statement issued on Wednesday, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the Indian forces were continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.

He said the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas was 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,” Dr Faisal said.

The FO urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations, and instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit.

He further urged the Indian side to permit the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

On May 2, a 15 years old boy Tahir Hafeez was martyred while his 9 years old sister Tahira sustained serious injuries in Rakhchikri Sector along LoC.

On May 5, two innocent civilians including a woman Nasreen Bibi and a 12 years old child Muhammad Zahid s/o Shabbir Ahmed were martyred while a woman Sonia Bibi sustained injuries in Hotspring and Kotkotera sectors along LoC.