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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations at LoC

ISLAMABAD: The spokesperson of Foreign Office, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Gaurav Ahluwalia on Wednesday to condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).  

The ministry, in a press statement, denounced the firing of Indian occupation forces at LoC on 2nd and 5th May 2019.

It said: “On 2nd May 2019, in Rakhchikri Sector along LoC, a 15 years old boy Tahir Hafeez was martyred while his 9 years old sister Tahira sustained serious injuries. On 5th May 2019, in Hotspring and Kotkotera Sectors along LoC, two innocent civilians including a woman Nasreen Bibi and a 12 years old child Muhammad Zahid s/o Shabbir Ahmed were martyred while a woman Sonia Bibi sustained injuries.”

The Indian forces along the LoC and the Working boundary are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons, the statement added.

“This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violations,” the Foreign Office noted.

Deploring the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas at the LoC, the Foreign Ministry said “the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.”

Dr. Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement and asked to investigate the incidents of ceasefire violations.

He also called for Indian authorities to instruct their forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

 

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