Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC to protest cross border firing


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to protest repeated ceasefire violations at the Working Boundary and Line of Control (LoC).

The Foreign Office handed a protest letter to the Indian envoy over the ceasefire violations.

In the latest incident, two civilians embraced martyrdom while eight villagers were injured on Wednesday due to Indian unprovoked firing at Chaprar sector on Working Boundary, the ISPR said.

Another civilian Sikander from Sona valley who was injured at the Line of Control on Tuesday succumbed to injuries at CMH Kharian today, the ISPR added.

An Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said Pakistan Rangers were befittingly responding to the Indian firing. Since October 21, four civilians have embraced martyrdom while 21 have been injured at the working boundary due to the firing by Indian army.

Since the Uri attack in occupied Kashmir, Indian forces have consistently violated the ceasefire agreement with Pakistan. On September 29, India claimed to have conducted surgical strikes in Azad Kashmir, saying that several terrorists were killed in the military action conducted inside Pakistani territory.

The claims were not only rebuffed by Pakistan and the international media, but they also prompted demands from some Indian political leaders for New Delhi to substantiate it with evidence.

The Modi government drew criticism after the Pakistani military took a bus full of local and international journalists to the border area in order to show them the ground facts.

After having failed to substantiate the claims, PM Narendra Modi on October 5 barred leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party from talking to anyone over the strikes.





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