Pakistan summons Indian deputy HC, lodges protest over LoC ceasefire violations

Pakistan summons Indian deputy HC, lodges protest over LoC ceasefire violations

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan on Tuesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and lodged a strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on October 6 and 7.

In a statement, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said an elderly woman embraced martyrdom while three other civilians sustained serious injuries in the Indian Army's indiscriminate and unprovoked firing in Chirikot sector along the LoC.

According to an FO statement, due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by Indian Army in Chirikot Sector, an elderly lady named Nazira Begum, 69, a resident of village Kakuta, embraced martyrdom while three other civilians, Manzoor, 43, Jamil, 40, and Mushtaq, 46, all residents of village Kakuta, sustained serious injuries.

The FO spokesperson said the Indian occupation forces have continuously been violating the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, which needs to be respected. He said the intended targeting of civilians is condemnable.

The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security, and may lead to a strategic miscalculation, he added.

Dr Mohammad Faisal urged the Indian side to instruct its forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

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