The Foreign Office has summoned Indian Charge d’ Affairs Gaurav Ahluwalia to lodge strong protest at the recent ceasefire violations by India in Jabbar, Sandhara, Sumbal Gali and Dabsi villages of Kotli District along LoC.
According to the details, Director General, South Asia & SAARC Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry Condemned the targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian forces and said such senseless Indian acts are clear violation of the 2003 ceasefire understanding and complete disregard for international human rights and international norms.
He said such aggressive acts by India further vitiate the tense atmosphere along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and stability.
The Director General added that by raising tensions along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB), India cannot divert attention from the worsening human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).
He called upon the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.
He also urged New Delhi to permit the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per the United Nations Security Council.
It is pertinent to mention that Indian troops, in last 24 hours, resorted to unprovoked fire of mortars and heavy weapons along Line of Control.
ISPR said At least ten innocent civilians including 2 children and 2 women sustained serious injuries.
The injured have been evacuated to nearby medical facility for necessary care.
Pakistan army troops responded effectively to Indian unprovoked cease fire violations.
One Indian soldier killed, 3 got injured, including a major, while substantial damage inflicted on Indian posts which initiated fire.