FO condemns Indian ceasefire violations at Working Boundary


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the killing of its civilians in latest unprovoked Ceasefire Violations by India at the Working Boundary.


Two civilians, aged 14 and 22, embraced shahadat, and 7 others, including 3 children and 2 women, were injured by the Indian firing that began early in the day, a statement from the Foreign Office said.

While offering condolences and deep sympathies to the bereaved families on the loss of precious lives, Pakistan lodged protest with India on the latest unprovoked ceasefire violations by its security forces in Pukhlian-Aknur sector at the Working Boundary, Foreign office said.

According to details the unprovoked ceasefire violations were initiated by India at New Kane and two other posts at 0530 hours.

“Pakistani posts responded to this provocation. The Indian troops then opened fire from all their posts in the area targeting civilians and villages,” the statement said.

Pakistan conveyed its deep concern at the continuous unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian side at the Line of Control and the Working Boundary and targeting of the civilians, Foreign Office said.

“While condemning the ceasefire violations, the Government of Pakistan impressed upon India to stop forthwith the ceasefire violations and to observe the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding to create peace and tranquility at the LoC and Working Boundary,” the statement said.