ISLAMABAD / SIALKOT: Pakistan on Saturday lodged a protest with India over the killing of a Pakistani by Indian border security forces for inadvertently crossing the Working Boundary.
According to a statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the first secretary of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad was summoned to the Foreign Office and a protest was lodged.
Amanat Ali was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) across Shakargarh on the Working Boundary on Friday. The Foreign Office condemned the BSF’s violation of Border Ground Rules.
On Friday, Ali was harvesting wheat in a border village in Shakargarh sector of Sialkot Working Boundary.
According to senior officials of the Chenab Rangers, Amanat Ali (40) of Sariya Kothey-Shakargarh village was busy in wheat harvesting along with other local farmers in the fields close to the Sialkot Working Boundary.
The Indian BSF around 1 pm handed over his body to Punjab Rangers in Shakargarh sector of Sialkot Working Boundary.
The grieved family, heirs and local people staged an anti-India protest for the killing. They held up banners and placards inscribed with slogans against India.
They said the Indian BSF had violated the international border laws and shot dead an innocent Pakistani after dragging him into Indian territory from Zero Line.