Indian envoy summoned to protest continuous ceasefire violations


ISLAMABAD: Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was summoned by the Foreign Office here on Saturday to protest the continued Indian firing on the civilian population residing along the Line of Control (LoC).

A civilian was martyred and three others injured when Indian forces opened unprovoked fire at a village in Nakyal sector, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

South Asia director general handed the Indian diplomat a letter of protest and condemned the targetting of residential areas by Indian forces.  The letter added that Indian forces have martyred 16 civilians in 2018 in continuous ceasefire violations.

According to the ISPR, a civilian identified as Mohammad Farooq was martyred in the firing. The injured were transferred to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Nakyal.

Pakistan Army, in retaliatory fire, targeted Indian posts, the ISPR statement added.