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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner on Tuesday over ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC), ARY News reported.

Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Dr Muhammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P Singh and protested over the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian troops in Khuiratta and Karela sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.

He 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. These incidents resulted in death of 25 innocent civilians and injuries to 110 others, as compared to 382 ceasefire violations last year.

The foreign office said the deliberate targeting of civilians by the Indian forces is deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.

Pakistan urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, investigate the latest and other incidents of ceasefire breach, and instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace along the LoC.


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