ISLAMABAD: A senior Indian diplomat was summoned by Foreign Office (FO) to lodge Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
In a statement issued by FO said that Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing in Karela Sector in which a 28-year-old woman Madeeha Hafeez, resident of Batla Mathrani village, suffered critical injuries.
The Foreign Office mentioned that India has so far India committed 1,487 ceasefire violations in which 13 civilians lost their lives while 106 were injured.
Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the Foreign Office stated that ceasefire violations are against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.
The FO said Indian forces have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons along the LoC and Working Boundary.
The FO statement further added that these violations by India are a threat to ‘regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation’.
“The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws,” the statement added.
Pakistan urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire and instructed them to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.