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MOFA summons Indian diplomat to protest over ceasefire violations


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

13th Jul, 2020. 10:27 pm
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MOFA summons Indian diplomat to protest over ceasefire violations

A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) today (Jul 13) to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday (12th July), which injured to six innocent civilians.

According to the details, due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Rakhchikri and Khuiratta Sectors of the LoC, on 12th July 2020, 57 year old Naseem Bibi w/o Lal Muhammad, 35 year old Shabnum Bibi w/o Muhammad Zaheer, 11 year old Adeeba d/o Muhammad Zaheer, 20 year old Adil Hameed s/o Muhammad Hameed, 32 year old Pervez s/o Muhammad Deen and 35 year old Javed Hussain s/o Muhammad Hussain sustained serious injuries (injured civilians are residents of Kirni, Jijot Bahadar and Jagalpal village).

The statement of Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

This year, India has committed 1659 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 14 shahadats and serious injuries to 129 innocent civilians, statement added.

MOFA also said that Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the WB.

The Indian side was also urged to allow the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions, MOFA added.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has paid tribute to Kashmiri sons who rendered their lives on this day in 1931 in the face of brutal Dogra forces.

In his social media message, the Shah Mahmood Qureshi  said that brave Kashmiris have galvanized decades-old struggle for self-determination, an inalienable right for which Kashmiris will continue to die for this day.

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