Saturday, September 24, 2022

Army expresses unflinching resolve to ensure security of population along LoC


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Friday expressed unflinching resolve to ensure security of its population, and taking all necessary measures to deter any Indian aggression across the Line of Control in future.

The resolve was expressed during a special hotline contact between Director Generals Military Operations of Pakistan and India.

The issue of deliberate targeting of Pakistani civilians, residing in vicinity of Working Boundary, was raised by Pakistan’s DGMO.

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The incident resulted in martyrdom of six innocent civilians and injuries to 26 others last night.

The violation clearly undermines all existing understandings on the issue.

The Foreign Office (FO) on Friday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge protest over unprovoked firing by Indian Border Security Force from across the Working Boundary near Sialkot.

At least six people were killed and 26 others wounded when Indian forces resorted to firing from across the Working Boundary in the Chappar, Harpal, and Charwa Sectors, according to a statement of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The Foreign Office told the Indian diplomat that despite calls for restraint, India continued to indulge in ceasefire violations with more than 600 such incidents along the LoC and the Working Boundary. The firing incidents resulted in the death of more than 30 innocent civilians and injuries to around 150 others, as compared to 382 ceasefire violations last year.


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