UN observers visit Sialkot Working Boundary

Published: August 29, 2015
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A file photo of UN team's visit to Working Boundary. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

A file photo of UN team's visit to Working Boundary. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

A day after cross-border firing killed at least nine people across the Line of Control, a three-member observer team of the United Nations (UN) visited Kundanpur village on the Working Boundary near Sialkot on Saturday, Radio Pakistan reported.

The UN team observed the damages and losses incurred as a result of unprovoked firing by Indian forces in the area, said Punjab Rangers Spokesperson Major Waheed Bukhari.

Pakistan’s civil and military leadership on Friday assailed Indian forces for flouting all international norms and targeting the country’s civilian population as the two neighbours exchanged the deadliest fire in recent months along the border.

Read: Civil-military leadership slams Indian firing

While the Foreign Office summoned India’s high commissioner to register a strong protest over the unprovoked Indian firing, army chief General Raheel Sharif condemned New Delhi for ‘crossing all limits to terrorise Pakistan’s civilian population’ without any regard to all international conventions and norms.

Last week, the scheduled talks between national security advisers of both countries were called off just hours before Sartaj Aziz was set to fly to New Delhi.

Earlier this month, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit said there had been 70 ceasefire violations from the Indian side of the working boundary during July and August.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Saad
    Aug 29, 2015 - 5:17PM

    UN keeps visiting the working boundary. What happens next? Where are the results?Recommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 29, 2015 - 11:33PM

    The UN is useless in political disputes…..because the veto power rests in the hands of a very few.Recommend

  • Nk
    Aug 30, 2015 - 12:46AM

    Cowards only fire on the unarmed civilians!
    Real men fight in the battlefield.Recommend

  • Ibrar
    Aug 30, 2015 - 12:50AM

    There are a number of reasons for no results including India’s refusal for similar involvement of UN observers and current Indian clout (mainly trade) with powers controlling the UN. But Pakistan must, besides appropriate retaliation to violations, continue to register its protests for the world to know.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Aug 30, 2015 - 10:45AM

    @Nk:
    Cowards only fire on the unarmed civilians!

    We all know what happened in East PakistanRecommend

  • Tanveer Nawaz
    Aug 30, 2015 - 1:48PM

    UN is an impotent organization, nobody listens to UN now. It is just going to fail like League of Nations. Recommend

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