- Young labourer killed in cross-LoC firing by Indian forces in Titri
- Defence attaches of US, UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visit LoC in Rawalakot sector
RAWALPINDI: One person was martyred in unprovoked firing by the Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC), according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday.
The unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian troops resulted in the martyrdom of a 19-year-old labourer, Inzamam Ameen who was working at a civilian crush plant in Titri.
In retaliation, the Pakistan Army targeted an Indian post, according to the statement.
On Thursday, another labourer was martyred in unprovoked firing by the Indian troops across Line of Control in Rawalakot/Satwal Sector who was working at a civilian crush plant, at Poonch river bank.
A statement issued by the Foreign Office said the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas, especially children is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.
Dr Mohammad Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and investigate the incidents of ceasefire violations. He also instructed the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary. He urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.
Despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.
In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 391 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 16 innocent civilians and injuries to 65 others.
This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed more than 1970 ceasefire violations.
DEFENCE ATTACHES BRIEFED:
Defence Attaches of US, UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector of AJ&K, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
They were briefed about Indian atrocities along Line of Control and deliberate targeting of civilians by Indian Army.
They interacted with CFV victims and gained first-hand knowledge about their sufferings. Dignitaries were also apprised about activities undertaken by Pak Army to provide relief to the population of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.