Another civilian was martyred, and four others injured in unprovoked Indian firing in Rakhchikri sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.
“One civilian [identified as] M Din embraced martyrdom,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
Pakistan Army effectively engaged Indian posts targeting civil population. “[There were] reports of two Indian posts destroyed,” the communique added.
Indian envoy summoned
The Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian deputy high commissioner and condemned the violation by the forces, the Foreign Office said.
The firing took place in Rakhchikri and Rawalakot sectors on September 30 and October 2, resulting in the deaths of three civilians, and injuries to five others, including a woman, it said.
This, the official added, was the fifth ceasefire violation by Indian forces in the past 12 days, resulting in the deaths of 11 civilians, including five women, and injuries to 37 others.
Despite calls for restraint, he added, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In 2017 to date, the forces have carried out more than 900 ceasefire violations along LoC and the Working Boundary, killing 43 civilians and injuring 153, as compared to 382 ceasefire violations in 2016.
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The DG SA & SAARC termed the deliberate targeting of civilians deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and laws. The violations are a threat to regional peace and security, and may lead to a strategic miscalculation, he maintained.
He urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, investigate incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC.
The official also urged the Indian side to permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.
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