MUZAFFARABAD: Notwithstanding repeated diplomatic protests by Pakistan, ceasefire violations by Indian security forces continue unabated. In the latest incident, one Pakistani civilian was killed and three others were injured when Indian troops opened unprovoked fire in Nakial Sector, 200 kilometres from Muzaffarabad, along the Line of Control (LoC), on Saturday.
One villager, Muhammad Shafi, was killed, while three others — Muhammad Imran, Shahpaal and Abdur Rashid – were wounded.
Spokesman for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government and Rehabilitation Minister Abdul Majid Khan said India was never sincere in promoting peace in the region.
He added that ceasefire violation on Independence Day was unfortunate and could undermine efforts being made to settle all outstanding issues between Pakistan and India through political dialogue.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2015.