Pakistan mulls serious punitive action against India

Pakistan mulls serious punitive action against India

*ISLAMABAD - **Pakistan mulls serious punitive action against India, **Federal Minister for Civil Aviation, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, said on Sunday.*

*Federal cabinet may go for restrictions of air routes to India during its forthcoming meeting.*

The statement came forth after the latest incident of ceasefire violations by the Indian troops in multiple sectors of the Line of Control (LoC), which resulted in the martyrdom of one soldier and five civilians.

Earlier in the day, at least nine Indian soldiers were killed and two bunkers destroyed by Pakistan Army in retaliation to unprovoked firing that targeted civilians near the Line of Control (LoC), Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) said in a statement.

Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in violation of ceasefire line to deliberately targeting civilians in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Sectors, DG-ISPR said in a tweet.

In response to the provocation, Pakistan military troops effectively responded, leaving nine Indian soldiers killed and several injured, whereas, two bunkers were also destroyed.

During the exchange of fire, one Pakistani soldier and three civilians were martyred, whereas, two soldiers and five civilians wounded, said DG-ISPR. The martyred soldier is identified as Lance Naik Zahid. The injured civilians were shifted to district hospitals.