German envoy visits citizens injured in Indian shelling


SIALKOT: German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler on Tuesday visited Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Sialkot, where he met patients injured due to Indian state terrorism through continued ceasefire violations, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Pakistan has repeatedly lodged formal protests with the Indian high commissioner over the continued violations of the ceasefire agreement between the two countries.

In 2018, Indian forces carried out more than 150 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of nine innocent civilians, while 40 others were injured.

On Monday, Indian forces targeted civilian population in Jajot village along the LoC, which resulted in the martyrdom of an eight-year-old boy. While condemning the incident, the Foreign Office spokesperson said that the Indian forces should comply with the ceasefire agreement of 2003.

ISPR also denounced Indian brutality, condemning the use of pellet guns in Indian occupied Kashmir.

ISPR Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the blatant targeting of innocent unarmed civilians across the LoC “exposes the true face of India”.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Army retaliated to Monday’s ceasefire violation and destroyed an Indian post, leaving two Indian soldiers dead.