Pakistan summons Indian envoy to condemn ‘ceasefire violations

Pakistan summons Indian envoy to condemn ‘ceasefire violations

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Islamabad, Oct 25 : Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday summoned Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to condemn what it termed the 'unprovoked ceasefire violations' by the Indian military along the Line of Control.

A foreign ministry statement said here that due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian Army on Thursday, three civilians were killed and a four-year-old child was injured. Ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation, the Pakistan foreign office said.

During the meeting with Mr Ahluwalia, the Pakistan side urged India to respect the 2003 arrangements, investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations and instruct the Indian forces to respect the truce. An Army spokesman had also alleged that earlier this week, four civilians, including a soldier, were killed in a clash which erupted when India opened fire at residential settlements in Pakistan.