Pakistan summons Indian envoy after civilian martyred in firing along LoC

September 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday summoned the acting Indian deputy high commissioner after a civilian was martyred in “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian troops.

“Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned the acting Indian Deputy High Commissioner and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Khanjar Sector along the Line of Control on September 10, resulting in the martyrdom of one innocent civilian, Guftar Hussain,” a statement issued by the Foreign Office read.

Dr Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and maintain peace on the LoC.

He further stressed that the Indian side should permit United Nations Military Observer Group In India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP ) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

“The deliberate targeting of civilian population areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation,” the FO asserted.

A civilian identified as Guftar Hussain was martyred as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along LoC on Monday. INP