FO summons Indian envoy after LoC ceasefire violations kill 2 civilians


Staff Reporter


Spokesperson of the Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal on Wednesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record Pakistan’s protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary by Indian forces, which have resulted in the killing of two civilians. According to a press statement issued by the foreign ministry, a 12-year-old boy was killed and an 18-year-old girl sustained serious injuries on July 22 from unprovoked attacks by Indian forces in the Bagsar sector along the restive LoC.
Indian forces also launched multiple unprovoked attacks on July 23 in the Hotspring, Jandrot and Banchirian sectors along the LoC. A lady, Jan Bibi, was killed, while two other civilians, Naseem and Parveen Bibi, were wounded in the Hotspring sector. In Banchirian, another civilian, Khalid, sustained serious injuries, the statement said.
The press release said that Indian forces deployed along the LoC are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons, which is in violation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement.