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Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations

Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations

Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian deputy high commissioner to protest over ceasefire violations by Indian forces on the Line of Control (LoC).

Director General South Asia summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner at the Foreign Office and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian Forces at Khuirata and Battal sectors.

The DG said firing by Indian forces resulted in the deaths of four civilians and injuries to seven others. The deceased were identified as Ashfaq, Naeem Ghazi, Kulsoom Bibi and a young girl Amna.

Three killed, 4 injured as India resorts to unprovoked firing along LoC

The DG urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire agreement and investigate the incidents of violations. He called upon India to instruct the forces respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit, stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the LoC.

On Monday, at least three people, including a policeman, were killed and another four injured in cross-border firing by Indian troops across the LoC.

India has committed 222 ceasefire violations this year; 184 on the LoC and 38 on the Working Boundary. These have resulted in the deaths of 26 civilians and injuries to 107 others.

Upto 13 killed in latest India-Pakistan border firing

Pakistan and India have been involved in frequent border skirmishes and diplomatic spat in the backdrop of tensions in held Kashmir. More than 100 protesters have been killed in the valley following the killing of a populist rebel leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

India accused Pakistan of involvement in recent terrorist attacks in Uri and Pathankot, a charge latter denies categorically and seeks evidence for the same.

Courtesy : Express Tribune

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