45 civilians killed in ceasefire violations by India on LoC this year: FO
ISLAMABAD: More than 1100 instances of ceasefire violations by Indian forces on the Line of Control have led to the killings of 45 people and serious injuries to more than a hundred this year alone, according to the Foreign Office.
It said Indian troops have frequently resorted to unprovoked firing from across the border along the LoC dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
The FO said India has violated the ceasefire 1150 times.
A day earlier, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria had said India is bankrolling terrorists outfits in Afghanistan to carry out terrorist activities in Pakistan.
“On one side India is financing terrorist organizations in Afghanistan to carry out terrorist activities in Pakistan and on the other side it is targeting civilian population along Line of Control and Working Boundary,” he said.
Nafees said that any expanded Indian role in Afghanistan will not be in the interest of the region.
He said India was committing ceasefire violations because it could not digest Pakistan’s successes in the war against terrorism, Radio Pakistan reported.
The FO spokesperson said Indian troops were attacking innocent civilians and children in occupied Kashmir to hide their human rights violations. He said targeting innocent civilian populations and children was a cowardice act.
He said Pakistan was highlighting human rights violations in occupied Kashmir by the Indian troops at all the international forums effectively.