Pakistan lodges protest with Indian envoy over LoC violation

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Thursday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to lodge a protest over the ceasefire violation at the Line of Control (LoC).

A protest letter was handed to the deputy high commissioner which stated India had been consistently violating the ceasefire. It also mentioned the loss of innocent lives from Indian aggression at the LoC, where over 90 such incidents have been reported.

On Wednesday, at least one civilian was martyred and five others wounded as a result of continuing unprovoked firing and shelling by Indian forces across the LoC, ISPR said.

The unprovoked fire by Indian forces martyred Abdur Rehman, 28, in Karela sector along the LoC, said the ISPR. Five other civilians including two women and two children were also wounded in the cross-border fire, who were under treatment at Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Nakai

ISPR added that India has been continuously violating the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) and in September two Pakistani soldiers were martyred in a violation. India claimed it had carried out ‘surgical strikes’ but this claim was dismissed by Pakistan. The government of Narendra Modi has also been criticised by opposition parties in India for failing to provide any evidence of the surgical strikes claim.