ISLAMABAD : Foreign Office on Friday registered Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control on Thursday. A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Foreign Office. According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, two innocent civilians were seriously injured in indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Baroh Sector of the LoC. He added that 35-year-old Shakeel Ayub and 8-year-old Luqman Shakeel, residents of Baroh village, sustained serious injuries due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Baroh Sector of the LoC. He said the Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy calibre mortars and automatic weapons. This year, India has committed 2,340 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 18 martyrdoms and serious injuries to 187 innocent civilians.
The spokesperson said these egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security. TLTP