Pakistan summons Indian High Commission over alleged ceasefire violation

29 August 2017, 12:11 AM
Pakistan summons Indian High Commission over alleged ceasefire violation
Pakistan summons Indian High Commission over alleged ceasefire violation

It is like the pot calling the kettle black as Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad, J P Singh over the deaths of civilians in alleged “ceasefire violation” by Indian security forces along the LoC.

Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned Singh and "condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian troops, the Foreign Office said.

It said those killed in firing by Indian troops on Sunday included a woman. Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, the foreign office said.

Earlier on Sunday, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC), five civilians, including a woman and two minor boys, were injured in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Five persons received splinter injuries in the cross LoC firing and shelling by Pakistani troops. Two of them are undergoing treatment at the district hospital,” District Development Commissioner, Poonch, Tariq Ahmad Zargar told PTI.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:04 AM
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