UNMOGIP observers team visits LoC, Working Boundary: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A team of UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) visited villages near Sialkot that were badly hit by Indian firing in Charwah, Chaprar and Pukhlian sectors along the working boundary.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) the media wing of Pakistan army, the team of UN observers met the villagers, witnessed and gathered first-hand accounts of damage caused to human lives and property due to recent Indian hostility on the Working Boundary.

As many as 12 innocent Pakistani citizens have lost their lives due to unprovoked Indian firing. Eleven out of the 12 were martyred on the working boundary, while 1 embraced shahadat at the Line of Control (LoC). Sixty-four civilians have been badly wounded due to recent Indian Shelling.

Indians have committed 24 ceasefire violations on the working boundary and 26 on the LoC since October 1, 2014 and have been targeting civilian population in villages all along the working boundary.

Day-to-day life of the civilian population all along the working boundary has been badly affected. A majority of people have fled their homes.

The observers’ team conducted the visits on Monday and Tuesday. The team also visited the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Sialkot and met civilians who were injured due to unprovoked Indian firing.

It may be mentioned here that Pakistan on the 9th October lodged a strong protest with the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) over unprovoked Indian firing/shelling along the working boundary and the LoC and offered the UN team to have a first-hand account of Indian hostilities.