Pakistan condemns Indian forces’ attack on school bus, summons Indian DHC: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday has condemned Indian forces attack on School children bus along the Line of Control (LoC) in Battal sector.

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Foreign office spokesperson, Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Mr. J.P. Singh today and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control on 15 February 2018 in Battal Sector.

“The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation,” the press release stated.

He urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 335 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 14 innocent civilians and injuries to 65 others.

Earlier in a day, DG ISPR reported that Indian troops targeted a school van along the Line of Control (LoC) and martyred its driver in the Battal sector.

“Indian unethical and unprofessional approach across the LoC continues terrorising civilians,” DG ISPR condemned the terror act.

A student of a college, who was present in the vehicle, said the incident took place when they were on their way from Daramsal to Battal.

In 2017, Indian forces committed more than 1900 ceasefire violations.

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