ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned appearing Indian deputy excessive commissioner to its Foreign Office and recorded robust protest over June 12 ceasefire violation by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC), a Foreign Office spokesman stated in a press release.
Pakistan’s appearing director common (DG) South Asia and SAARC affairs summoned the appearing Indian deputy excessive commissioner and condemned the ceasefire violation in Chirikot Sector, which resulted in the martyrdom of an harmless civilian, M Shakeel, a resident of Trothi village.
The Indian forces, along the LoC and the Working Boundary, have constantly been focusing on civilian populated areas.
“In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 1100 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 29 innocent civilians and injuries to 117 others,” the assertion stated.
This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuous from the yr 2017, when the Indian forces dedicated 1970 ceasefire violations.
The deliberate focusing on of civilian populated areas was certainly deplorable and opposite to human dignity, worldwide human rights and humanitarian legal guidelines, the spokesman stated, terming the ceasefire violations by India a menace to regional peace and safety that might result in a “strategic miscalculation.”
The appearing DG South Asia and SAARC urged the Indian aspect to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement, examine the June 12 violation and different incidents, and instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit, and preserve peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.
He additionally urged the Indian aspect to allow United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated function as per the UN Security Council resolutions.