Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday strongly condemned the Indian Security Forces unprovoked firing violating the ceasefire at the working boundary at Charwah sector.

The firing started at midnight and continued till morning on Monday said Foreign Office Spokesperson in a statement issued today.

The spokesperson said the Indian violation, in complete disregard of the sacred occasion of Eid Ul Azha, caused Shahadat of 4 innocent citizens and injuries to 3 others.

Two children and a woman in village Dharmala and one 60-year old man in Tulsipur were among the casualties while 2 civilians in Dharmala and a child in village Harpal were injured. It is deeply saddening that Indian Security Forces’ act of aggression deprived a number of families from celebrating the auspicious Eid.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson said the Government of Pakistan offered its condolences to the bereaved families and the victims. Our heart goes out to the affected families said the spokesperson.

The Government of Pakistan has lodged strong protest with the Government of India through diplomatic channels and called for restraining its forces from constant violation of the ceasefire. The spokesperson said this was the sixth violation occurring on daily basis since 1st October. Indian Forces violated from Akhnur Dawar Gulmerg Jammu Dawar and lastly from Charwah Sectors.