ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday lodged a strong protest with India over the latest ceasefire violation across the Line of Control (LoC) and also strongly condemned the death of a civilian on the Pakistani side due to firing across the LoC.
“The Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh was summoned to the Foreign Office today by the Director General (SA) to lodge a formal protest with the Government of India over the killing of a Pakistani civilian,” said Qazi Khalilullah, spokesperson from the Foreign Office.
“Pakistan also condemned the latest unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian security forces at the LoC in Nakial sector near Kotli and Bhimber Gali sector on August 9, in which Pakistani posts were targeted,” added Khalilullah.
The Indian envoy was asked to ensure that the Ceasefire Understanding of 2003 should be adhered to in order to create peace and tranquility along the LoC.
Earlier today, a woman who was critically injured last week during an exchange of fire between Pakistani and Indian troops along the LoC succumbed to her injuries at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi, according to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Last week, Pakistan Army lodged a strong protest with the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) over unprovoked firing by Indian troops on August 4 along the working boundary at Sialkot’s Pukhlian sector.
The army had launched a similar complaint with the UN body in July also, in relation to incidents of unprovoked firing by Indian forces at Sialkot’s Chaprar sector and in Rawalakot’s Neza Pir sector along the LoC.
Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan by the UN-monitored de facto border of LoC but is claimed in full by both the countries.
Ceasefire violations along the LoC and working boundary between Pakistan and India continue intermittently, with casualties reported on both sides.
Official sources say unprovoked firing by Indian troops on the working boundary has been continuing for the past many weeks.
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