Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation

Pakistan on Thursday called the Indian Charge d’Affaires here to lodge protest within the alleged firing through the Indian troops over the Type of Control that led to the killing of the Pakistani soldier and 2 civilians.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy

Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri called Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia and registered “Pakistan’s strong protest within the alleged ceasefire violations through the Indian forces” in Rakhchikri Sector on April 29, Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) stated.

The Pakistan Army had claimed that the 34-year-old Pakistani soldier and 2 women were wiped out in firing allegedly through the Indian troops over the Type of Control (LoC) on April 29.

“In 2020 alone India has committed 919 ceasefire violations and deliberately targeted innocent civilians living near to the LoC in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons,” the FO stated.

The DG (SA & SAARC) known as upon the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, investigate it along with other such occurrences of deliberate ceasefire violations and keep peace across the LoC and also the working boundary, it stated.

In August this past year, Pakistan expelled the Indian High Commissioner and suspended bilateral trade ties with India as a result of New Delhi’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.