India continues to violate LoC ceasefire


RAWALPINDI: Intermittent firing by Indian troops is continuing in the Neza Pir, Pandu, Khanjar Munawar, Battal and Baghsar sectors along the Line of Control (LoC), the Pakistani military’s media wing said in a situation update on Monday.

“Pakistan Army troops responded effectively to Indian fire targeting Indian posts,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, adding that there were no casualties on the Pakistan side in the past 24 hours.

“Pakistan armed forces continue state of alert and vigilance,” the statement added.

As per ISPR, funeral prayers for Naik Khuram, who was martyred while returning fire to Indian posts firing from across the LoC on Saturday, were offered in Dera Ghazi Khan.

Naik Khurran was laid to rest with full military honours for “defending the motherland”. On Sunday, Havaldar Abdur Rab, martyred in the same incident, was laid to rest.

Hav Abdur Rab and Naik Khuram were among two of four people who died in Indian firing across the LoC on Saturday, according to the ISPR.

The army’s media wing had yesterday announced that there was relative calm along the LoC after a heavy cross-border firing on the nights of March 1 and 2. However, intermittent firing took place the previous night in the Neza Pir, Jandrot and Baghsar sectors.