Ceasefire Violation: Pakistan summons India's Deputy High Commissioner
Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner for the sixth time in over two weeks to protest against alleged ceasefire violations on the LoC by Indian troops.
Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner for the sixth time in over two weeks to protest against alleged ceasefire violations on the LoC by Indian troops.
Foreign Office (FO) said that the Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned J P Singh to "strongly condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations on November 8 by the Indian Forces on the Line of Control (LoC) in Khuirata and Battal sectors".
This is the sixth time in over two weeks that the Indian Deputy High Commissioner has been summoned to the FO here.
The FO said the violation by India resulted in the death of four civilians, including a woman and a 10-year-old girl, besides injuries to seven others.
The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit, stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the LoC, it said.
It claimed that so far, this year, India has committed 222 ceasefire violations out of which 184 have been on the LoC and 38 on the Working Boundary, resulting in killing of 26 civilians and injuries to 107 others.