4 civilians martyred by Indian firing along WB


ISLAMABAD, May 18 (APP):The acting foreign secretary Friday summoned the Indian high commissioner and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary (WB), Foreign Office said.
Four people, including three children, were martyred by Indian firing along the WB in Sialkot sector, a statement issued here said.
A woman was also among those martyred by the unprovoked firing incident, which also injured 10 civilians residing along the border area.
The statement said Indian forces along the LoC and WB are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons.
“In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 1,050 ceasefire violations along the LoC and WB, resulting in the Shahadat of 28 innocent civilians, while injuring 117 others”, it added.
This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017, when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violations.
It said that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international 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 acting foreign secretary urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and urged India to permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UNSC resolutions.