Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations
Foreign Office summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad.
Pakistan has strongly protested to India over unprovoked firing by its security forces along the Working Boundary and the Line of Control (LoC).
Foreign Office on Wednesday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a protest with him over unprovoked Indian firing in Harpal Sector, martyring a Pakistani civilian Muhammad Shareef.
Indian Security Forces also resorted to unprovoked firing at Jandrot, Nakyal and Karela Sectors, as a result of which another civilian embraced martyrdom and four civilians were injured.
The Deputy High Commissioner was conveyed Pakistan's concern over the continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian security forces along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.
Pakistan urged India to immediately stop the violations and observe the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding.
Meanwhile, Ambassador of Afghanistan Janan Mosazai was called in by the Foreign Secretary, on Wednesday, to convey Pakistan’s concerns over recent spate of Afghan government’s allegations and media campaign to malign Pakistan.
The Foreign Secretary stressed that such allegations undercut mutual confidence and affect the environment of bilateral relations that both countries had been working hard to improve. Pakistan has been acting with maximum restraint and avoiding any blame-game.
A strong protest was also lodged on cross-border violations from the Afghan side on 16th and 17th of this month.
The Afghan Ambassador was conveyed that, as a matter of policy, Pakistani authorities do not initiate fire and return fire only in self-defence.