DG South Asia, SAARC summons Indian acting high commissioner

Published: February 27, 2019
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

The Director-General South Asia and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal on Wednesday summoned the Indian Acting High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) yesterday in Nikial and Khuiratta Sectors.

The Indian ceasefire violations resulted in the martyrdom of four innocent civilians and injured six others, said Radio Pakistan.

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Dr Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations.

He also wanted Indian forces to be instructed to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB).

Dr Faisal urged the Indian side should permit the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

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

The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

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