Islamabad (Web Desk): The Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission to register Pakistan's strong protest on the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday.
In a statement, FO Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said one innocent civilian, resident of Village Tejian in Dhudhnial Sector sustained serious injuries in the indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces.
The spokesperson said the Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.
"This year, India has committed more than 1980 ceasefire violations to date, martyring 16 innocent civilians and serious injuries to 161 others," he said.
Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the FO
spokesperson said such senseless acts are in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, and are also against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.
The FO statement added that these egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security.