FO summons Indian envoy, condemns LoC ceasefire violations – Pakistan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FO) called on Saturday the Indian Affairs Officer Gaurav Ahluwalia to present a protest against the "ceasefire violations not provoked" by the Indian army.

According to a statement issued by the FO, "the Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr. Mohammad Faisal today summoned the Charge of Indigenous Affairs Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the ceasefire violations not caused by the Indian occupation forces throughout the Control Line (LoC) ".

The director general urged the Indian side to respect the ceasefire agreement of 2003. He said that the Indian side should allow UNMOGIP to play its mandatory role according to UN Security Council resolutions.

According to the statement, in the most recent ceasefire violations on Sept. 6 in the Khuiratta sector of the LoC, Indian forces deliberately attacked innocent civilians from peaceful demonstrations organized to show solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by India

"Four innocent civilians, Iftikhar, 35, son of Feroz, Raheel, 20, son of Zameer, Farhan, 20, son of Mehmood and Adeel, son of Mehmood, suffered serious injuries," the statement said. FO.

"The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the work limit have been continuously attacking areas populated by civilians with artillery fire, large-caliber mortars and automatic weapons, which still continues," he added.

According to the FO, the unprecedented escalation in violations of the ceasefire by India has continued since 2017.

"The deliberate targeting of areas populated by civilians is truly deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws."

The statement added that violations of the ceasefire by India are a threat to regional peace and security and can lead to a strategic miscalculation.



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