Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner over LoC violation

Published: August 12, 2013
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 A Pakistani soldier stands guard at the Pakistani side of Kashmir as Pakistan and India open trade route between the Line of Control (LOC) which serves as de-facto border between the India and Pakistani-administered zones. PHOTO: EPA/FILE

A Pakistani soldier stands guard at the Pakistani side of Kashmir as Pakistan and India open trade route between the Line of Control (LOC) which serves as de-facto border between the India and Pakistani-administered zones. PHOTO: EPA/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed serious concern over the continuous ceasefire violations by Indian border security forces (BSF) across the Line of Control (LoC) over the past couple of days.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Indian Deputy High Commissioner had been summoned this afternoon to express concern over the ceasefire violation which resulted in the loss of a civilian’s life in Rawalakot.

Pakistan called upon India to uphold the ceasefire over the LoC and reiterated its commitment to the Ceasefire Agreement of 2003, which it said should be respected in letter and spirit by both sides.

The statement also urged the need for abiding by and strengthening existing military mechanisms to ensure that such violations by either country did not occur in the future.

Pakistan was committed to a constructive, sustained and result-oriented process of engagement with India and believed that serious efforts needed to be made in maintaining a positive atmosphere and avoid negative propaganda, it said.

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  • vasan
    Aug 12, 2013 - 4:10PM

    Tea and biscuits or Chai and Samosas ? What was served during the meeting.

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  • Hafiz
    Aug 12, 2013 - 4:28PM

    first pak high commission must have to address death of 5 soldiers.

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  • ModiFied
    Aug 12, 2013 - 4:33PM

    On the contrary India is blaming Pakistan for ceasefire violations. Both can not be right. One has to be wrong. No difficult guesses here.

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  • Blame & denail games
    Aug 12, 2013 - 4:36PM

    Both India and Pakistan are playing games no one is sincere. Both are playing blame games and denial games.

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Aug 12, 2013 - 4:40PM

    whatever the situation is, don’t pick troops from Afghan border to redeploy them along LOC. This hide and seek (sad but true) with India goes on from ever and will go on forever too but our border with Afghanistan is more dangerous right now.

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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 12, 2013 - 4:41PM

    In the current climate of false protests and denailabilties, perhaps its really time for India to recall its diplomatic staff and shut down its operations in Pakistan.
    The likelihood of any constructive talks or long term solutions are pretty slim, as one really does not know as to who is really making Foreign Policy in Pakistan at present.
    Until such time as the ground rules and parameters set have achieved, there is no point in having any relations with Pakistan !
    Pakistan has plenty of security issues to deal with internally at present, let alone trying to deal with its neighbours.

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  • Rehman
    Aug 12, 2013 - 4:48PM

    rejected becoz no proof.

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  • Aug 12, 2013 - 5:26PM

    Hey India!! what about Malaoon Salman Rushdi in India?? will you handover him to PK?

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  • B
    Aug 12, 2013 - 5:27PM

    Does MFA know that they are just puppets and not the rulers of Pakistan. Anyone care to name the rulers?

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  • Pain,Ego clashes trust deficit
    Aug 12, 2013 - 5:36PM

    Innocent civilians and poor army personnel are been killed due to India-Pakistan army egos. Indian Army considers Pakistan army of hurting and killing and Pakistan army considers Indian army of hurting and killing. Shame on both countries and their armies. People and governments want peace but some in-between due to their bigotry and vengeance don’t want.

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Aug 12, 2013 - 5:39PM

    @Hafiz:
    and before that, Indians will have to answer for the death of one Pakistani Jawan who was killed in week before this incident. This list of madness is long.

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  • GIndian
    Aug 12, 2013 - 5:49PM

    In an election year, Indian government and Indian opposition parties want drama at its border at the expense of Pakistan and Pakistan is intentionally or unintentionally cooperating with Indian government in this regard. Manmohan Singh shouldn’t let Indian general to set the policy regarding border violations. Let civilian government do the talk.

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  • Ali Zafar
    Aug 12, 2013 - 6:19PM

    Indian media is showing the completely different story, who is fooling is their nation?

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  • lallu Panju
    Aug 12, 2013 - 6:31PM

    I always wonder Express Tribune is an Indian or a Pakistani Newspaper…………………?

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  • Sandeep
    Aug 12, 2013 - 6:50PM

    @MFaisal:
    Why

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  • Mac
    Aug 12, 2013 - 7:09PM

    @Ali Zafar:

    So India is fooling. Who was fooling you about the Kargil attack or OBL not being in Pakistan.

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  • 1984
    Aug 12, 2013 - 7:21PM

    @MFaisal:
    Why???
    Salman Rushdie was never a Pakistani national,he never directly or indirectly killed any Pakistani nor did he plan to kill any Pakistanis…`

    The only “crime” he did was to write a book which supposedly showed Muslims in bad light…and Pakistan thinks that they have the right to punish anyone who offends islam….

    If offending Islam is a crime,we would rather hand him over to the Saudi Arabia where Islam originated,not a country made of ‘miskeen’

    The most laughable fact is that Salman Rushdie is currently living in England,not in India…So you think India should ask England to extradite him so that we should hand it over to him….

    If your IQ drops by just 1 more point,we will have to water you daily..

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  • Indian
    Aug 12, 2013 - 7:26PM

    Do we really need a high commissioner in Pakistan ? Close down the office and come back to India soon.

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  • Aug 12, 2013 - 7:56PM

    @Sandeep and @1984… Pakistan is an Islamic Country.. and Hafiz Saeed is living in FATA and Dawood Ibrahim is living in Dubai. If you feel bad about Islam, is wrong and you better keep it to yourself and you certainly not need to write about it in a Book… well there are differences in our mind about crime.. a muslims defination about Crime is different than a Non-muslim.
    @1984 Now if your IQ drops by .00000009 point more, we will have to feed you the Grass daily…

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  • Concerned
    Aug 12, 2013 - 8:23PM

    @GIndian:

    The only sane comment from the Indian side.

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  • Raj - USA
    Aug 12, 2013 - 8:24PM

    @MFaisal:
    “Hey India!! what about Malaoon Salman Rushdi in India?? will you handover him to PK?”

    India has gone half the way on Taslima Nasrin. India was willing to handover Rushdi but Imran Khan did not turn up to receive him.

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  • nishantpatwari
    Aug 12, 2013 - 8:55PM

    @mfaisal so as per u, having negative view abt islam and killing 175 ppl is a crime of same proportion…..grow up..

    and i will not ask you to eat grass instead of 1984 because ur ex president already asked u all

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  • confused
    Aug 12, 2013 - 8:57PM

    Oh Taliban of Pakistan, India is challenging the honour of your motherland. It should be the call of your past glory,honour and dignity to keep aside your differences with your motherland and shield it against India’s agression. You should add to Pakistan’s strenght rather than act against it.

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  • confused
    Aug 12, 2013 - 9:13PM

    @Indian: he is most welcome to leave.

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  • Exorcist
    Aug 12, 2013 - 9:24PM

    @confused, Talibans are not literate enough to read ETonline. Consider visiting south waziristan maybe.

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  • Sandip
    Aug 12, 2013 - 10:07PM

    @B: “Does MFA know that they are just puppets and not the rulers of Pakistan. Anyone care to name the rulers?”
    Pakistan MFA will tell you once they have figured it out. Just to give you an idea, its been 66 years since they got independence and they are yet to figure this one out.

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  • Raj - USA
    Aug 12, 2013 - 10:26PM

    This is what Afghans and talibans think of USA, India and Pakistan. Watch this video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ohYB7ZbjmE

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  • imran bhatt
    Aug 12, 2013 - 10:32PM

    Doves out, hawks in. But then again, were doves ever being in when it comes to Indo Pak relations?

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  • Rabbani
    Aug 12, 2013 - 10:35PM

    Why summon him? Pakistan must expel Indian diplomatic staff immediately. They are no use anyways, when all their government wants is continued hostilities at border.

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  • Gratgy
    Aug 12, 2013 - 10:57PM

    @MFaisal
    @1984 Now if your IQ drops by .00000009 point more, we will have to feed you the Grass daily…

    Now we know why ZA Bhutto wanted Pakistanis to eat grass

    @1984
    Time to bring out the water

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  • Gratgy
    Aug 12, 2013 - 10:58PM

    Stop all trade as well

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  • B
    Aug 12, 2013 - 10:59PM

    @confused:

    So you have realized that Pakistan cannot take on India and now want Taliban to help you. Says a lot of the sad state of Pakistan.

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  • PRO PAK
    Aug 12, 2013 - 11:32PM

    I think we have to learn them what is peace…

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  • Kamran Khan
    Aug 13, 2013 - 9:07AM

    @Hafiz: go and comment in your indian newspaper websites where u people heap garbage against us and would abuse a Pakistani if he would comment there

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