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Pakistan protests over India’s ceasefire violations, refusal of diplomatic flight clearance

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ISLAMABAD: The Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was on Monday summoned to the Foreign Office and conveyed the government of Pakistan’s condemnation of the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces on the Line of Control (LoC) in Khuiratta sector on Saturday.

The firing had resulted in martyrdom of four innocent children, including three girls and one boy, and injuries to two other civilians. The deputy high commissioner was told that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas was highly deplorable.

The Indian side was urged to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding in the letter and spirit; to investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations; stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the LoC.

The government of Pakistan also expressed concern over the incident of Indian refusal of diplomatic flight clearance to Pakistani Aircraft. This action by the India constituted a violation of the 1991 bilateral agreement between Pakistan and India.

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