India Summons Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner Over Truce Breaches in Kashmir


The leadership of Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Forces had agreed at a conference in New Delhi in November past year that the "spirit" of the 2003 truce accord must be revived to protect innocent lives.

The 12 injured persons included Adnan (30), Zakir Hussain (35), 35-year-old wife of Asim, Qasim Raza (22), Samrah Arshad (30), Nasim Abbas (30), Rashida Bibi (50), Muhammad Nadeem (28), Rizwan (15), Abdul Ghani (60), Itran (24), Nazian Bibi (60), Muhammad Din (28) and Shamim Bibi (44).

Earlier today, Pakistan had summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian forces along the International Border in Sialkot Sector, that left one civilian dead and injured nine others.

The Indian forces along the LoC and the Working boundary are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy mortars and automatic weapons.

Four civilians had died in the firing during the previous two days, the statement added.

The Indian diplomat was also summoned yesterday over Indian firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot, Punjab.

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Pakistan said four of its soldiers were killed in Indian firing on Monday.

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

"The Deputy High Commissioner was conveyed govt's grave concerns at the continued ceasefire violations and deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces". India-Israel nexus is considered to be a challenge for regional peace.

Faisal urged India to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement, investigate the ceasefire violations and instruct the forces to respect the ceasefire in letter to spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

"The government and the people of Pakistan would like to convey their deepest grief and sorrow over the loss of several precious lives as well as injuries to many more as a result of the bus accident in Eskisehir province on Saturday", said a statement. It also says that in 2017, 320 firearms were recovered, including 213 AK rifles and 101 pistols or revolvers, as well as 394 explosive devices and 305 grenades.