FO: (FO summons Indian Acting High Commissioner, condemns unprovoked ceasefire violations along LoC)

Islamabad

ISLAMABAD:The Director General South Asia and SAARC Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Acting High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control on Tuesday in Nikial and Khuiratta Sectors which resulted in the shahadats of four innocent civilians while injuring six others.

The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations and instruct its Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

He also urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.

The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

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