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 Friday 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).

Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson and Director General South Asia Dr Mohammad Faisal lodged a strong protest over the Indian ceasefire violations in Sharda, Nezapir, Satwal and Bagsar Sectors of the LoC.

According to an FO statement, due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by Indian Army in Sharda Sector, a 10-year-old child Faizan embraced shahadat while 16 other innocent civilians, including six children and two ladies, sustained serious injuries.

In addition to that, two got injured including a lady in Nezapir, three, including a child and a lady in Satwal Sector, and one other in Bagsar sector in the Indian firing.

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.