RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani national was killed by Indian firing at the Line of Control (LOC), ARY News reported on Wednesday.
According to details, Indian forces resorted to unprovoked fire at the Khui Ratta sector along the LoC, which resulted in the killing of a man named Ashfaq.
Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor in a statement condemned the incident and stated that another Pakistani life lost due to India’s belligerent behavior.
He tweeted, “Victim labourer of Indian fire in Khuiratta sector today succumbed to injuries. Another innocent life lost to Indian irresponsible attitude.”
Victim labourer of Indian fire in Khuiratta sector today succumbed to injuries. Another innocent life lost to Indian irresponsible attitude.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 7, 2017
At least 40 Pakistani civilians have died and 138 others injured in Indian ceasefire violations at the working boundary and Line of Control (LoC) since July 2016, according to the government figures.
These violations have been reported to United Nations Military Observer Group at the Line of Control and Working Boundary to appraise the UN for investigations.
Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also raised the issue at international forums on diplomatic and bilateral levels.