17 martyred, 68 civilians wounded in Indian ceasefire violations at LoC: FO


ISLAMABAD- Foreign Office summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh on Saturday and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control yesterday at Nikial Sector and Thurti Narr village resulting in the martyrdom of an innocent civilian while injuring three others.

The Director General South Asia and SAARC, Dr Mohammad Faisal lodged the protest with India that continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.

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

The Spokesperson said that Indian forces during this year have carried out more than 400 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 17 innocent civilians and injuries to 68 others.

He said deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.

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