ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited the working boundary and Rangers Headquarters in Sialkot and appreciated the high morale of troops deployed there against the India’s ‘blatant violations’.
According to the details shared by the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asim Bajwa, the army chief lauded the efforts of troops deployed at the working boundary for replying to the Indian aggression in a befitting manner.
The army chief also visited the Combined Military Hospital in Sialkot to inquire about the health of civilians injured as a result of unprovoked by Indian border security forces.
“India has blatantly violated the ceasefire agreement along the working boundary and line of control,” Gen Raheel was quoted as saying.
He further said that Indian has crossed all limits to terrorise Pakistani citizens and has disregarded the international conventions and norms.
“We can sense that there is definite linkage between terrorism being sponsored by India in various parts of Pakistan and belligerence along the working boundary and line of control,” the army chief asserted.
ISPR also released the figures of today’s casualties stating that eight people were martyred at the working boundary, including one woman and one child.
It further stated that “47 people were injured including 24 women and 11 children”.
Earlier reports suggested seven Pakistanis were killed in firing and shelling by Indian forces, however, the military’s media wing has confirmed the number as eight.
Rangers sources said the attacks along the Sialkot Working Boundary have mostly harmed civilians, adding that livestock belonging to residents of the area has been killed, while houses have been partially damaged.
Meanwhile, Indian officials claimed firing by Pakistani border guards along the boundary in Kashmir left three Indian civilians dead and at least 16 wounded.