Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner over ceasefire violations

India's firing along LoC in the last two days resulted in death of a woman and injuries to two minors


News Desk March 20, 2017
India's firing along the LoC during the last two days resulted in the death of a woman and injuries to two minors. PHOTO: ONLINE

Pakistan, on Monday, summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner to register its protest over the persistent incidents of firing along the Line of Control (LoC).

Protesting the ceasefire violations, Director General South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Dr Mohammad Faisal handed over a communique to India's envoy.

The statement said that India's firing at Nikial sector along the LoC on Sunday injured two minors in Balakot village. Similarly, on March 18, a 60-year-old woman was killed in unprovoked firing by Indian forces at Kot Kehtera sector along the LoC.

Ceasefire violation: Woman killed in Indian fire

Dr Faisal called upon India's authorities to fulfill its obligations with regards to the ceasefire agreement.

Both the sides routinely accuse each other of violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement along the LoC. However, it is impossible to verify claims from either side due to lack of access to the heavily militarised zone.

Army chief General Qamar Bajwa, on his visit to the border last month, termed the violations an attempt to distract the Pakistan Army from its fight against terrorism.

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