Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest against ceasefire violations along LoC

06:45 PM | 8 Oct, 2019
Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest against ceasefire violations along LoC
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ISLAMABAD - Condemning the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan said on Tuesday that the ceasefire violations by India were a threat to regional peace and might lead to a strategic miscalculation.

Foreign Office spokesman, Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the LoC on October 6 and 7, a foreign office statement issued here said.

The development follows the death of 69-year-old Nazira Begum, resident of village Kakuta in Chirikot Sector of LoC .

Moreover, three other civilians, Manzoor s/o Ashraf aged 43 years, Jamil s/o Misri aged 40 years and Mushtaq s/o Ghulam Muhammad aged 46 years, residents of village Kakuta also sustained serious injuries in unprovoked firing by India .

Dr Faisal also urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement; investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

He urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and Working Boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons, which still continues.

This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violations