ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia again on Friday and strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sharda, Nezapir, Satwal and Bagsar Sectors on Thursday, said an official press statement.
The indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by Indian Army at Sharda sector of the LoC martyred a child and wounded 16 others.
“One innocent child Faizan s/o Faiz Mir aged 10 years embraced Shahadat and others, sixteen innocent civilians, including six children and two ladies, sustained serious injuries. In addition to that, two got injured including a lady in Nezapir, three got injured including a child and a lady in Satwal Sector, and one got injured in Bagsar Sector,” official statement explained.
The Indian forces present along the border fired continuously with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars, and automatic weapons on the civilian population, said the FO.
The intended targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed regrettable and opposed to international human rights and humanitarian laws.
“The Director General (SA & SAARC) urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary. He urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions,” the statement added.