Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over ‘ceasefire violations’

Islamabad, August 20

Pakistan on Thursday summoned a senior Indian diplomat from the Indian High Commission right here to register its protest over the alleged “ceasefire violations” by the Indian forces alongside the Line of Control (LoC).

The Pakistan Foreign Office stated in an announcement that because of the “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing” in Sabzkot Sector of the LoC on Wednesday, leading to harm to 70-year-old Jan Bibi of village Khui.

The Indian forces alongside “the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons,” the assertion alleged.

It claimed that 16 individuals had died and 166 been injured in 2,027 ceasefire violations this yr.

The Indian aspect was referred to as upon to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; examine this and different such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and keep peace alongside the LoC and the WB, the Foreign Office stated. PTI

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