Pakistan protests civilian deaths in Indian firing along LoC

05:24 PM | 16 Oct, 2019
Pakistan protests civilian deaths in Indian firing along LoC
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India over its recent ceasefire violations on the Line of Control that resulted in the martyrdom of three civilians and serious injuries to eight others in Nezapir Sector yesterday.

Director General South Asia & SAARC Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia again on Wednesday and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces.

Mohammad Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement 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 Director General South Asia and SAARC said the Indian occupation forces have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons along the line of control and the working boundary. The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.

He said the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.