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FO Summons Indian Deputy HC Over Ceasefire Violations

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. Muhammad 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.
Earlier on Thursday FO summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to lodge strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Working Boundary in Sialkot Sector.

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 The Foreign Office Pakistan said that despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.
The spokesman said Indian firing was continuing since last night, adding India is using automatic weapons and targeting civilian population.
The spokesman said India is indulging in ceasefire violations in a bid to divert attention of the world community from ever deteriorating situation in Occupied Kashmir.This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing since 2017 when they committed more than 1900 ceasefire violations.
Earlier two women were martyred on Thursday, when Indian forces opened unprovoked fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Chaparral sector on Thursday morning, the Pakistani military’s media wing said.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), seven other civilians including three women were injured in cross-border firing by the Indian troops.