Pakistan summons Indian high commissioner to protest another border transgression

Published: October 29, 2014
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PHOTO: AFP/EXPRESS FILE

PHOTO: AFP/EXPRESS FILE

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday summoned the Indian high commissioner in Islamabad to lodge a protest over the killing of another civilian by firing of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed at Tashpura Post.

According to a statement released late on Wednesday, Pakistan condemned the action of the BSF troops, which was in violation of the Border Ground Rules.

In its protest, Pakistan called upon India to respect the lives of civilians and refrain from indiscriminate firing, which has caused loss of precious lives.

The Indian side was reminded that earlier an inadvertent crosser, Kala Khan, was shot dead by the Indian security forces on the LoC in August 2014.

The incident had coincided with, reportedly, a BSF soldier’s inadvertent crossing who was treated well by Pakistani troops and returned safely as a gesture of goodwill.

BSF shoots dead civilian who had inadvertently crossed over

Earlier on Wednesday, BSF shot dead a farmer who had inadvertently crossed over near Zero Line in Shakargarh secrto.

According to Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) officials, at around 11:00am, few local farmers were in their fields at Zero Line in Shakargarh Sector.

The BSF, without giving any warning, opened fire when one of the farmers went close to the Zero Line, inadvertently.

One Pakistani farmer received serious bullet injuries, and was taken into custody by BSF officials. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The injured has been identified as 30-year-old Tauqeer, son of Shabbir, who was a resident pf Village Jalala, Tehsil Shakargarh, district Narowal.

Efforts are in place to bring the body of the deceased civilian to Pakistan, added the Rangers official.

Earlier, a foreign ministry statement condemned the killing of a 70-year-old civilian in Rawlakot sector, while calling upon India to restrain its security forces from firing on civilians, and stop the ceasefire violations across the LoC and Working Boundary. The government also offered its condolences to the bereaved family.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • BlackJack
    Oct 30, 2014 - 12:08AM

    Will someone pls tell me what farmers are doing next to the zero line? Is the zero line passing through private property? Pakistan doesn’t want India to construct bunkers within 500 M of the working boundary but allows its so-called ‘farmers’ to wander around and get lost when there is a 10 foot high fence in front of them. And pls don’t confuse the issue by bringing up the BSF jawan who got washed away in the flood waters and landed up on the wrong side.Recommend

  • Asad@NYC
    Oct 30, 2014 - 1:03AM

    No more cartoons of fruits and sarees to Modi? C’mon noons grow some spine :)

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  • Oct 30, 2014 - 2:36AM

    India always manipulate her internal unity telling her people that Pakistan would devour them: therefore incessant hostility towards Pakistan is her permanent posture; and if she hold talks with pakistan, she is never sincere; it is to show to the international community that look, delhi believes in peace.

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  • PakNo1
    Oct 30, 2014 - 3:25AM

    No one is listening to us in the wider world. Why because Indian have been frightening the world with our sanctuaries & inventing terminologies like epicentre of terror. They have been successful in UN & West to define our Kashmir freedom fighters as LET & AQIP etc. China is saying wait for 20 years & then ask for Kashmir. Even our nuclear deterrence is not attracting the world attention. Therefore, we need to change our policy according to the present realities & the Civil Government should take responsibility for it.

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  • pakiindi
    Oct 30, 2014 - 8:41AM

    What more can Pak do?

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  • Subconventional level
    Oct 30, 2014 - 8:48AM

    Pakistan’s greatest weakness is at the sub-conventional level and this shows at the working boundary and at the LOC. It shall take some time to redress. Meanwhile, India is likely to drive its advantage to its benefit.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 30, 2014 - 10:14AM

    Typical Indian mentality….always target the unarmed and the innocent.

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  • zamurrad
    Oct 30, 2014 - 10:14AM

    Pakistan should close its borders with India, suspend all business activities, stop Indian airplanes overflights over Pakistan territory.

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  • Mmr
    Oct 30, 2014 - 10:39AM

    Why can’t we get along with each other?

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  • Mmr
    Oct 30, 2014 - 10:41AM

    Why can’t we get aking with each other ?

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  • pakiindi
    Oct 30, 2014 - 11:48AM

    @Mmr:
    @Mmr:

    Think. Think hard.

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  • pakiindi
    Oct 30, 2014 - 12:29PM

    @zamurrad:

    And after that what?

    Why not send them to some other planet, or take ourselves somewhere else?

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  • Jor El
    Oct 30, 2014 - 12:40PM

    @zamurrad: “stop Indian airplanes overflights over Pakistan territory.”
    Under international aviation law, it can’t …

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  • Hedgefunder
    Oct 30, 2014 - 2:52PM

    If India had started summoning the Pak counterpart in New Delhi over past decade to lodge complains, he would have spent majority of his time attending MEA for lectures !

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