The Deputy High Commissioner was conveyed Pakistan’s concern over the continued unprovoked ceasefire violations.
“A woman was killed and eight other people, five women and three men were wounded in shelling by Indian troops“, Ali said.
The embattled establishment of Pakistan has lamented charges of unprovoked firing by the Indian army.
Urging India to immediately stop the ceasefire violations, the foreign office asked India to observe the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding. He said that the Indian forces also resorted to unprovoked firing at Jandrot, Nakyal and Karela sectors, as a result of which another civilian was killed and four others were injured. The mortars and shells used during the firing have damaged crops. “We are committed to it”, said Qazi Khalilullah, spokesperson of Pakistan Foreign Office.
Shifting focus from the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, Pakistan troops in fresh ceasefire violation targeted forward posts of Border Security Force along the global Border in Samba district in this winter capital of the state.
On its part, India on Sunday summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit in New Delhi to lodge a strong protest and convey anger over un-provoked firing. On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the nuclear-armed neighbours to show restraint following the recent escalation of violence.
Since 1989 several rebel groups have been fighting hundreds of thousands of Indian forces deployed in the region, seeking independence or a merger of the territory with Pakistan. The fighting has left tens of thousands, mostly civilians, dead. Expanding the arch of its targets, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice and pounded civilian areas and military positions along the IB in R S Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district besides 3 ceasefire violations in Poonch, Balakote and Hamirpur sectors in Poonch district on intervening night of August 17-18, injuring a villager.