FO: (FO summons Indian Deputy HC over ceasefire violations)

ISLAMABAD: Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh was again summoned to Foreign Office on Friday to protest lodged with him over continued ceasefire violations by Indian forces along Working Boundary at Sialkot-Harpal sector.

One innocent civilian was martyred and nine others, including women and elderly people, were injured in the Indian forces’ firing.

The Indian Deputy High Commissioner was told that deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.

Director-General South Asia Dr. Mohammad Faisal said that ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

He urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate this 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 insisted that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.