Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner in Foreign Office

Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner in Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan summoned on Thursday Indian deputy high commissioner over the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, which resulted in deaths of two civilians and injuries to three others.

The Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal, summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned the violations in Phuklian sector on Wednesday, a Foreign Office statement said.

The firing resulted in the deaths of 35-year-old Muhammad Zahoor, resident of village Dewara and Reshma Bibi, resident of village Kakran.

The DG said that despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In 2017, to date, Indian forces have carried out more than 700 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary.

Dr Faisal stressed that deliberate targeting of civilians is deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.

He urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct the forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit, and maintain peace on the LoC and Working Boundary.

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