Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

Pakistan, on Thursday, summoned Indian envoy to lodge stern protest over Indian ceasefire violations (CFVs) resulting in civilian casualties on the Pakistani side.

According to the press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gaurav Ahluwalia – Indian Charge d’Affaires was summoned by Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri to register Pakistan’s protest over continuous and blatant CFVs by Indian forces along the line of control (LoC).

“The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons. This year, India has committed 1,410 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 12 shahadats and serious injuries to 102 innocent civilians,” read the statement issued by Foreign Ministry.

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Furthermore, Pakistan has also condemned Indian atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir and that by raising tensions along the LoC and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the worsening human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

It is to be noted that earlier, four Pakistani civilians including 27 year old Razeem, 25 year old Tehzeeb, 13 year old Ali Maroof and 60 year old Rasheeda Bib embraced martyrdom due to unprovoked cross border shelling by Indian Forces on Wednesday.