FO summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations



He said "despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations".

The spokesperson for the Foreign Office (FO), Dr Mohammad Faisal on Friday summoned the acting Indian Deputy High Commissioner and protested over the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian forces.

The Foreign Office claimed that a 65-year old woman was killed in Peer Khana village yesterday after Indian troops violated the ceasefire in Kot Kotera Sector.

The FO spokesperson urged India to "respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary". He stated that so far in 2018, Indian forces have committed more than 70 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in Hussain Bibi's death and wounding five others.

Indian Deputy High Commissioner was told that deliberate targeting of civilians is deplorable and contrary to human dignity and worldwide human rights and humanitarian laws.

"The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation", the FO warned.

Pakistan has repeatedly condemned ceasefire violations by Indian forces due to which, several civilians lose their lives every day.

The two nuclear-armed neighbors have fought two of the three wars between them over Kashmir since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.