–FO summons Indian diplomat over LoC ceasefire violation
ISLAMABAD: A civilian was injured after Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Khuriatta sector along the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.
“Indian Army troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Khuiratta Sector along #LOC. Due to indiscriminate fire of automatics at a house in Jijot village, an innocent citizen sustained serious injuries.”
The statement added that the injured civilian had been evacuated to a nearby health facility for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office (FO) summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register Pakistan’s protest against the ceasefire violation.
According to FO Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui, 37-year-old Muhammad Shafi, resident of Jijot village, sustained serious injuries as a result of indiscriminate Indian firing.
The Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons. In five months into 2020, India has so far committed 1081 ceasefire violations.
Condemning the targeting of civilians by the Indian forces, Farooqui underscored that such acts are in clear violation of the 2003 ceasefire understanding and are also against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.
She said these egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the de facto and are a threat to regional peace and security.