FO summons Indian Deputy HC over LoC violations

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Islamabad

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General for South Asia and SAARC Dr Mohammad Faisal on Monday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian occupying forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
Dr Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and launch an investigation into the most recent and past incidents of violations. He also stressed that Indian forces should respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and Working Boundary. “He urged that the
Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions,” said a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Meanwhile, at least one civilian was killed while seven others were injured in a village in Azad Jammu and Kashmir in yet another “unprovoked” ceasefire violation by Indian forces from across the Line of Control (LoC), local officials said on Monday.
Rehmat Jan, a 45-year-old woman who lived in Mandhar village, died after being hit by the splinters of a mortar shell, Muhammad Zaheer, a disaster management officer in Haveli informed. Another resident of the village, Begum Jan (48) was injured due to Indian shelling, he said.—INP